Central PA Operation Warm Hearts Challenges!

Current Challenge: Miles of Warmth

Donate knitted scarves or hats and watch them turn into miles! Challenge runs from June 1st – June 30th.

  • June 1st: OWH begins collecting scarves for the challenge.
  • Donate your scarves any time at our new location: 217 Pine Rd in Mount Holly Springs, at 514 W. Elmwood Ave, in Mechanicsburg… or join us for our Knit Together event on June 18th from 1-3pm at Trails and Trees Environmental Center at 1731 S. York Street, Mechanicsburg.
  • Select a runner or runners to run a mile!
    • One scarf = One mile
  • Miles and scarves will be totaled weekly – the runner with the most scarves and miles wins!

Meet our Runners!


Hi, I’m Emily – President of Central PA Operation Warm Hearts. I am a dog mom to Dingo, and in our free time we enjoy knitting, kayaking, and camping. We can’t wait to spread the warmth this challenge!


Hi, I’m Hanna! I’m super excited to be participating in the OWH challenge again this year! I’ve been around Operation Warm hearts since it started and don’t love running… but I love helping!


Hi, I’m Will! I’m a husband and soon to be Dad! I’m originally from New Jersey, but currently live in Pennsylvania. I will do anything to help Emily – even run a lot of miles!


Hi, I’m Robbie – This is my 4th year running with OWH! I grew up in Mechanicsburg, but now live in Southeast PA as a Union Staff Rep. I’m trying to bring home a victory; which is more than the Eagles could do in the super bowl this past year. Go Birds!


Hi, I’m Kayla!  I am 24 years old. I work at New Story Schools as a behavior manager.  I ran track and field from second grade through college.  I enjoy helping others and animals.  I’m excited to participate in this challenge for the first time!


Hi, my name is Devin and I’m a washed up athlete who now spends my time hanging out with my two dogs, Titan and Shay.  I was introduced to Operation Warm Hearts from my friend and co-worker, Emily, and I’m excited to join the challenge to help spread the warmth.


Hi everyone!  My name is Kateri and I just finished my junior year of college as a speech pathology major!  I love pretty much anything outdoors and I’m training for a sprint triathlon this summer.  I’ve run for Operation Warm Hearts a couple of times now, and it’s such an amazing cause with some lovely people running it! 🙂


Hi!  I’m Lauren!  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my cat Simmer, playing cards with my boyfriend Alex, and reading BookTok’s most popular thriller novels!  I am very excited to get outside and participate in this challenge!


My name is Elaine, and while I do not necessarily enjoy running, I do love participating in a fun challenge for a good cause!  I love the outdoors and any excuse to get outside, especially if it means getting some Dunkin and catching up on the many true crime podcasts I listen to.  I can’t wait to get started and look forward to seeing how many miles I can log!


Hi, I’m Larysa. I’m a behaviorist by day and a ‘runner’ by night. I’m excited to help OWH in their Challenge!


I’m Kelsie, I am the Virtual Challenge Host for Operation Warm Hearts and I help to coordinate our social media team! I have had the privilege of supporting Emily and her mission for the past year, and have found that the only thing I can successfully make is a hat, but boy am I getting good at them!!  I enjoy exploring new places, drinking coffee, spending time with my family and friends, and watching Hallmark Movies!