The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation is hosting Days of Giving

Marathon Petroleum kicks off the campaign with generous $25,000 gift

With the weather getting colder, the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation is joining forces with NATIVE Inc. and Operation Warm to provide coats and shoes to underserved children in the Bismarck and Mandan School Districts. Thanks to a generous donation of $25,000 from Marathon Petroleum the campaign is already over halfway to its goal.

Between now and Nov. 30, please consider making a donation to help will provide 1,500 coats and 500 shoes to Native American children in the Bismarck and Mandan School Districts. Just $25 will allow for the purchase of a brand-new winter coat and $20 will help purchase new shoes that will be distributed at an event at the end of the month.

All donations, large or small are welcome and will make a huge impact. Donate today by clicking here or contact Michael Smith with Operation Warm at (610) 388-2500 ext. 145 or

 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 provide emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future by using the gift as a catalyst for community connection.

NATIVE, Inc. is a Bismarck-based organization that provides Native Americans with access to economic and cultural opportunities, resources, and services to be capable of obtaining economic stability.


Join us to distribute coats and shoes to children on Nov. 30th

Operation Warm will distribute coats and shoes to children on Tuesday, November 30th from 3 to 7 p.m. in Hall C of the Bismarck Event Center. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Tessa Sandstrom at 701-557-3972 or