‘Giving Fence’ in Schenectady has free winter clothes

There’s always a need this time of year for hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. The City Mission in Schenectady has found a unique way to meet that need.

They created a "Giving Fence" across from their dining center on Smith Street.

Each day, they put clothing items in plastic bags and place them on the fence for members of the community to take.

When they started last week, 30 items were placed on the fence, and all but three scarves disappeared in less than 12 hours.