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.

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.

Maggie was shopping with her four-year-old son, Evan.

He picked out a Superman coat.

“He’s walking around, singing ‘Superman!’ Maggie said.