Roughly 400 elementary-aged students received new coats and shoes, courtesy of Operation Warm, in partnership with MGM National Harbor. 

16 September 2022

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., (September 12, 2022) – MGM National Harbor, in partnership with national nonprofit Operation Warm, sponsored an event gifting brand-new coats and athletic-style shoes to about 400 students at Flintstone Elementary School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Tuesday, September 13. The students, ranging in age from pre-K to fifth grade, chose from an assortment of colors, styles, and sizes.

While items such as backpacks and school supplies are the star of the show during this back-to-school season, the role of essential clothing, especially with colder days ahead, is critical to a child’s success in school. Children living in poverty are disproportionately affected by absenteeism caused by inclement weather, often missing twice as many school days as their peers. Since 1998, Operation Warm served more than 4.6 million children in need across the United States and Canada.

"Flintstone Elementary School is near and dear to our hearts and we’ve enjoyed supporting them since 2019. We’re thrilled to partner with Operation Warm to provide brand new coats and shoes to Flintstone students who need them most," said Starlet Hunter, Director of Community Engagement at MGM National Harbor. “We hope that through this effort, students can focus on learning and playing with their peers this school year.”


MGM National Harbor is committed to strengthening the livelihood, capacity and resiliency of communities in the region. Both the property and its parent company, MGM Resorts International, hold a strong vision for social impact and sustainability through their philosophy “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet.” Click here to learn more about Focused on What Matters.  



About MGM National Harbor 

Located in an unrivaled setting, MGM National Harbor offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic two-level casino with over 160,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high- end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national, and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.


About Operation Warm

Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need. We partner with compassionate individuals, community organizations, and corporations across North America to connect underserved children to community resources they need to thrive. Over the last 23 years, Operation Warm and our partners have offered the gifts of brand-new coats and shoes as a bridge for families in need to access everything from flu shots to new books.


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Media Contacts:


Kristin Gregory

MGM National Harbor



Dara Cohen

MGM Resorts International