Operation CR Programs
Operation Hunger is Operation Cr’s leading hunger relief mission to fight food insecurity among low-income children and families in need in New York City and beyond. It involves donating food and other resources to emergency food programs that accommodate the food insecure and are an established presence in their communities. By providing food and resources to them, Operation Cr wants to sustain, grow, and even create food programs that can help provide a consistent supply of food to families in need. Currently, Operation Hunger has allowed hundreds of thousands of families to be fed throughout New York City and with your support, we hope to help assist so many more programs. Ultimately, we hope to see food insecurity be gone and we will do our part with Operation Hunger!
Martial Arts for Operation CR
Martial Arts for Operation Cr is one of our fundraising programs where either participants or martial arts schools with their students to raise funds to support Operation Cr's mission of providing hunger and poverty relief to support low-income families. Participants and/or martial art schools can either hold food, clothing, and toy drives with us or host break-a-thons/kick-a-thons as fundraising events in their community, where all proceeds are used for Operation Cr's general mission and to provide food and basic resources for children and families in need. Operation Cr provides all necessary materials for you to do a successful fundraising campaign! Participants are able to also earn prizes but more importantly use their abilities to help others that are underprivileged. To this date martial arts schools with Operation Child Rescue have donated more than 100,000 meals to families in need. If you are a martial art school, student, or person interested in making a difference, get started and STOP HUNGER TODAY!
In choosing to participate in Operation Food, you are helping Operation CR in its mission to help end child hunger. Operation Food rescuers are lending a helping hand by giving canned foods to children to help us fight the poor nutrition children face everyday. With extreme poverty so prevalent in the world and children orphaned, we can rescue so many children that cannot afford to eat everyday because of their difficult circumstances. We need your help to donate thousands of canned foods and begin our child hunger rescue. Canned foods well be given to both food pantries that provide food and supplies to low-income families with children and soup kitchens that make meals for the homeless.
Operation Stay Warm
To be involved in Operation Stay Warm, all you have to do is donate a winter children jacket to one of our local centers (listed below). Child poverty affects children all over the world. 767 million people alone live in extreme poverty and only have $1.90 a day to live on. Out of this 767 million people, 328 million are children under 18 and 104 million are children under 5 (World Bank, 2016). In the United States alone, 43% of children are in low-income families (National Center for Children In Poverty). As a result of all this child poverty, it makes it difficult for some children to have basic needs met such as winter coats for the cold season. If you choose to participate in Operation Stay Warm, you are helping Operation CR in its mission to help provide for needs that children do not have. You are making a difference by providing jackets to children who once did not have them so they can keep warm in the winter. All jackets and clothes go to local clothing drives that provide jackets and clothes to the homeless weekly.
To be a donator to Operation Toys, participants donate toys that are either new or in good condition to one of our local centers (listed below). Child poverty has a big impact on the physical and emotional development of children. Children in poverty have lower self-esteem and a difficult time controlling emotions and stress (The Borgen Project). Poverty also has an affect on a child’s well-being, or state of happiness (Child Trends). With poverty having these emotional effects, children are more likely to be depressed and view themselves negatively. In choosing to participate in Operation Toys, you are choosing to invest in children having happier lives despite the poverty they experience. Operation Toy rescuers are fighting the bad emotional consequences of poverty and providing hope to children that may think there is no hope because of their conditions. All toys are given to an organization that gives toys to disadvantaged children.