CHICAGO (CBS) — About 3,000 children who live in suburban Cook County got free coats on Thursday.
Children were shopping for coats at a Burlington Coat Factory store in Crestwood, where the “One Warm Coat” program is spreading a little timely warmth–as the season’s first winter storm bears down on Chicago.READ MORE: White Sox, Cubs Fans Will Be Able To Attend Ballgames This Season; Ballpark Capacity Limited To 20%
Organizer Lisa Anthony says about 2,800 coats will be given away.
“This is wonderful, especially today since we are due a big snowstorm tonight,” she said.READ MORE: Federal Judge Says Deadline To Ratify Equal Right Amendment 'Expired Long Ago' In Setback To Advocates' Efforts
Maggie was shopping with her four-year-old son, Evan.
He picked out a Superman coat.MORE NEWS: At Least 22 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
“He’s walking around, singing ‘Superman!’ Maggie said.