News Release
Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation and Operation Warm Donate 400 Coats to Elementary School Children in Longview


Rhonda Frazier, Rhonda.Frazier@MolinaHealthcare.com, 562-980-3849

Longview, Wash., January 28, 2022 – The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Washington (“Molina”), recently partnered with Operation Warm to provide 400 warm winter coats to children at Mint Valley Elementary in Longview.

“Molina is proud to partner with Operation Warm to meet the needs of children in our community,” said Dr. Jay Fathi, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Washington. “It is our mission to help provide critical resources to improve the health and well-being of those in need.”

Following the coat giveaway, partnering organizations provided additional resources to the larger community. Care-A-Van distributed COVID-19 vaccinations, while Food Lifeline provided food boxes.

“We are extremely grateful for the donations made to our children and community,” said Brian Mitchell, principal at Mint Valley Elementary. “There have been many challenges the last few years and it’s hard for students to learn when their basic needs are not being met. To receive support in such a tangible way leaves us filled with hope. This event has made a significant impact in keeping our students and families safe, warm and nourished.”

About the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation

The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc. The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation was created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.

About Molina Healthcare of Washington

Molina Healthcare of Washington has been providing government-funded health care for over 20 years. The Company serves members through Medicaid, Medicare and the Health Benefit Exchange programs throughout Washington. Additionally, Molina Healthcare of Washington operates a primary care clinic in Everett (MyHealth Everett) and a mobile health unit (MyHealth Mobile) in the Spokane area. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.8 million members as of September 30, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Washington, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.

About Operation Warm

Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that provides warmth, confidence, and hope through basic need programs that connect underserved children to community resources they need to thrive. Over the last 23 years, Operation Warm and our partners have used brand-new coats and shoes as a bridge for families in need to access everything from flu shots to new books. To make a lasting impact on the lives of children, visit www.operationwarm.org

About Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline works to fill the immediate needs of people facing hunger and reduce food insecurity and hunger by creating long-term solutions that are focused on its root causes. We provide nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger in Western Washington every year. We do this by sourcing millions of pounds of donated food, including fresh produce, from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distribution centers, grocers, restaurants, and retail locations. Volunteers inspect, sort, and repack food in Food Lifeline’s 130,000-square-foot Hunger Solution Center in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. We distribute this food through our distribution programs in partnership with 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs that serve people throughout Western Washington. This highly efficient system allows us to ensure the equivalent of 282,000 meals every day reach people who don’t have enough to eat.

About Care-A-Van

Part of a mobile vaccination effort across Washington state, Care-A-Van was established by the Washington State Department of Health to increase access to vaccines for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Care-A-Van works closely with community partners and local health jurisdictions to cover multiple priority communities.