Free coat drive for kids in Amsterdam

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A coat drive in the city of Amsterdam took place today to make sure every kid is bundled up in the Capital Region.

MVP Health Care, St. Mary’s Healthcare, United Way, and CDTA hosted a free drive-thru coat pick up for kids today.

1,000 new coats were handed out to kids who are in need a winter coat.

Organizers say don’t let today’s weather fool you, as the need for coats is still strong.

Jackie Marciniak, Senior Relationship Manager at MVP Healthcare, explained that many people are still feeling “financial pressure” from the pandemic. The goal of the drive was to help “alleviate that burden for these families.”

School supplies and gift cards given out during the event as well.