TROY, N.Y. -As temperatures start to dip, children in Troy will stay warm this Winter thanks to a local program. Every year, volunteers from the CAP COM Cares Foundation help pass out coats to those in need.
Anxious children at Stepping Stones School 2 and School 12 in Troy lined up to try on their new coats.
The Foundation Administrator at CAP COM, Theresa Petrone says they had to step up their efforts to the Coats for Kids Program this year.
"There were about 75 children at School 2 and School 12 in Troy and their head start programs were at risk of not having new coats this year. So we actually expanded our program so all those kids will remain warm this winter," said Petrone.
More than 220 coats supplied by Lodge's in Albany were passed out.