Operation: Warm Winter

Winter is fast approaching and homeless Veterans across the country are not prepared for the cold.

But together, we can all turn up the heat for our Veterans in need.

Donate blankets, hats, gloves, and adult-sized coats so our Veterans can be prepared before the cold!

Operation: Warm Winter helps Soldiers’ Angels collect warm items that will be shared directly with homeless Veterans in need across the country through VA Hospitals we support. Formerly our annual Blanket Drive, this campaign has expanded to include highly requested coats and gloves.

The final count for 2023 is in and we exceeded our goal!

Thank you all for joining this year’s Operation: Warm Winter campaign! With your incredible support, we not only reached but exceeded our goal of collecting 2,000 warm winter items for homeless Veterans. In total, we gathered 2,478 items, including hats, gloves, blankets, and coats. Together, we made a difference! 🙌 #OperationWarmWinter #SupportOurVeterans

Join us next year for Operation: Warm Winter! The collection drive will run from July 1 – September 30, 2024.

How You Can Help

Host a Collection Drive!

Get your friends, family, and co-workers involved by starting a collection drive!

  • Collect blankets, coats, hats, and gloves any time between July 1 – September 30
  • Ship your collected items to our headquarters in San Antonio (shipping address below)*

*You are responsible for all shipping costs to get your collected items to San Antonio. 

Shop for Items Near You

Out and about and found a great deal on blankets, coats, and hats? Snag those deals and ship them to Soldiers’ Angels!

  • Shop for new blankets, adult coats, hats, and gloves at your favorite local stores.
  • Ship your purchased items to our headquarters in San Antonio.*

*You are responsible for all shipping costs to get your collected items to San Antonio.

Shop Our Online Registries

We know that buying winter coats during the dog days of summer can be a difficult task… especially in the warmer states! But with the help of technology and online retailers, you can help us stay ahead of the cold months.

Make a Donation

Your support through a monetary donation will not only help us purchase blankets, coats, and gloves for homeless Veterans— but it will also help us ship donated items to the VAs requesting support. This will allow Soldiers’ Angels to reach even more Veterans in need across the country.

Make a Blanket

Want to add a personal touch to your support? We know how much our supporters loved creating blankets for the Blanket Drive and we would love to keep that creativity flowing for Operation: Warm Winter!

So if you’ve got the time and talent to sew, knit, crochet, or No-Sew a blanket— we’d love to share your personal touch with Veterans in need.

Collection Items


  • NEW and unused blankets only
  • Store-bought or handmade
  • Twin-sized preferred


  • NEW and unused adult-sized winter coats
  • All adult sizes and all colors accepted
  • Waterproof a plus

Gloves & Hats

  • NEW and unused adult-sized winter gloves & winter hats
  • All adult sizes and all colors accepted
  • Waterproof a plus

Shipping Address

If you’re within driving distance of San Antonio, feel free to drop off your donations at our office during business hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm CT. If you’re collecting items or purchasing items locally, you can ship all of your items to our headquarters in San Antonio.*

Soldiers’ Angels Operation: Warm Winter
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107
San Antonio, Texas 78218

*You are responsible for all shipping costs. We will not accept COD deliveries. If you have any questions regarding shipping, please email us.

Don’t have time to shop for winter items?

Make a donation and we’ll do the shopping!

Marketing Materials

Hosting a collection drive? We have put together materials for you to use for your collection! Just click on the links below, then right-click on the image to save to your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Soldiers’ Angels has created collection campaigns throughout the year as an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to come together and give back to our troops and veterans. These collection campaigns are meant to be held in a way that general members of the public (ie, your friends, family, classmates, co-workers, etc.) can donate to the campaign.

If you are hosting a collection, please do not solicit cash or in-kind donations from retailers, manufacturers, large corporations, or any other business entity. Due to the nature of those requests and the paperwork involved, solicitation of donations must come directly from Soldiers’ Angels. In most cases, we already have a relationship established with many of the major businesses. If you happen to have a connection at a retailer, manufacturer, large corporation, or other business entity that you think would be willing to donate cash or in-kind items to Soldiers’ Angels, please reach out to us and we would be happy to contact them. Email: [email protected]

Any and all opportunities to share your involvement with Soldiers’ Angels or your participation in this campaign with the media, including print media, news media, broadcast media (including podcasts), or major internet media (such as major blogs and YouTube channels), must first be cleared and approved by Soldiers’ Angels. We would love for you to help us spread the word about Soldiers’ Angels and this campaign, however, we need to ensure that the information you are sharing is accurate and that all guidelines are being followed. If you are contacted by the media, please forward the inquiry to us by emailing: [email protected]. We will do our best to work with you and the media source to ensure your story is shared accurately and in a timely manner.

You do not need to clear anything with Soldiers’ Angels if you would like to share information about your participation in this campaign through your personal social media channels or social media channels for your business or organization. We encourage you to help us spread the word through use of these channels! This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, SnapChat, and any other smaller social channel.

If you are currently registered as an Angel, any contributions you make to the Operation: Warm Winter campaign will be considered an in-kind donation only and should not be accounted for when reporting your support on your Angel profile.

In order for your support to be counted towards the goal of the Soldiers’ Angels Operation: Warm Winter campaign, you cannot hand out your items directly to a homeless Veteran. Soldiers’ Angels works directly with VA Hospitals across the country to provide these items to homeless Veterans in need. Caseworkers at the VA work directly with Veterans who are homeless or face the threat of homelessness every single day. Working through the VA and VA case workers is the best way to ensure 1) those we are supporting are indeed Veterans of the United States Armed Services, and 2) the support is going directly to the individuals it was designed to support.

We appreciate your desire to assist directly within your community. However, if that is what you are hoping to do, it may be better to look for a local clothing closet, homeless shelter, or church program that works directly with homeless individuals in your area that may not specifically be military Veterans.

Once you finish your collection, please ship all of your items to Soldiers’ Angels via the address below. Your shipments must arrive or be postmarked within the Go Camo campaign period in order to count towards the goal.

Soldiers’ Angels Operation: Warm Winter
2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107
San Antonio, Texas 78218

Yes. If you are collecting items or purchasing items directly and will be shipping to our headquarters, you are responsible for all shipping costs. Please keep this in mind as you collect and purchase so that you do not incur shipping charges greater than what you anticipate.