TROY, N.Y. -- As the cold weather approaches, many of us will be digging into our closets to pull out a winter coat.
But, not every family in our area is able to provide a winter coat for their kids. The CAP COM Cares Foundation is looking to change that through the Coats for Kids Program.
The program hands out coats to kids in need, just in time for the colder weather. Students at Stepping Stones School 2 and School 12 lined up to check out their new coats on Thursday.
The Foundation Administrator at CAP COM Cares says they really had to step up their efforts 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 Theresa Petrone, Cap COM Foundation administrator.
Lodge's in Albany supplied the coats for the program, and more than 220 coats were given out.