Winter Coat Delivery Keeps 300 Children Warm

Staying warm in the winter months came as a gift to many Iraqi orphans recently. SICF’s “Winter Project” meant the purchase and distribution of winter coats for more than 300 needy boys and girls.

SICF earmarked $2,400 raised at a recent fundraiser to buy the coats for the orphans during the cool winter months of the desert region. SICF then partnered with six non-governmental organizations in Iraq to distribute the clothing. 

People think of Iraq as hot and sandy. But they are surprised to hear that temperatures drop significantly during the short winter season, particularly in the evenings. Something as simple as a warm jacket can make all the difference,” said SICF president Maxwell Quqa. “This project is just one of the ways in which we can show these children love and compassion.”

The majority of the funds dedicated to this project were raised at a fundraiser hosted by the generous owner of Burke Cigar.

Cindy Fogleman