‘It only cost me a high-five’: Woodlawn Elementary students get new coats
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Some adorable kids in Portland got new coats, for free, to help them bundle up this coming winter.
The big “Coat Drive” at Woodlawn Elementary took place Tuesday. About 300 students were able to pick out their perfect coat, with the help of their own personal shopper.
Operation Warm is the nonprofit behind the event. They provide the coats and they partner with FedEx who ships them to the school.
FOX 12 stopped by the coat drive and spoke to second grader Ellayah Ahchre, who got hooked up with an awesome new jacket.
“It has so many pretty colors, pink, dark pink, blue and purple,” Ahchre said describing the coat. “It’s nice, warm and cozy. It only cost a high-five.”
The students had more than 350 coats to choose from.
FedEx employees were also there to help out and volunteer. They say every year they do this and it’s always amazing to see the kids reaction and the event always brings a big smile to their face.
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