Christmas came early on Giving Tuesday at Girls, Inc.

November 27, 2018 11:31 PM

SCHENECTADY - "Literally, the first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning was, it's Giving Tuesday," Jennifer MacPhee said, Bank of America Albany & Hudson Valley Market President.

It started six years ago.

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become an international day of giving. 

"We're seeing a lot of girls that were coming in and they don't have a winter coat, they either have a heavy sweatshirt or maybe a fleece on," Ashley Jeffrey Bouck said, Girls, Inc. Greater Capital Region Executive Director.  
Bank of America has turned the global movement local, buying brand new coats to distribute to more than 200 at Girls, Inc. of the Greater Capital Region.

"It's like coming down the stairs and being like Santa came, this is incredible, and it's coming from an adult. For us, we get just as excited about it as the kids, it's truly Christmas morning," Jillian Pasco said, Bank of America Albany & Hudson Valley Market Manager.

Their sizes were collected in advance, then brand new coats, purchased from Macy's, Target and other locations were brought in for a personal shopping experience.

Every style, and every shade of color a young girl could want. 

It may be a global movement but it's one that's warming hearts and these little souls in the Capital Region.

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Karen Tararache

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