CHICAGO (CBS) — About 3,000 children who live in suburban Cook County got free coats on Thursday.

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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.

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“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.

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