(CBS) — Chicago Housing Authority residents filled the UIC Forum Saturday to get free winter coats for the children, flu shots, food and more.
It’s the seventh consecutive year for the coat giveaway, only one part of a much larger community service fair sponsored by the CHA, the city of Chicago and Operation Warm.
You could sign up to attend the City Colleges or for financial literacy classes from Wells Fargo. Nearly 30 community service agencies were represented. But the focus was the coats. Operation Warm Executive Director Rich Lalley said the privately-funded group handed out more than 10,000 children’s coats in sizes ranging from toddler to adult large.