The first chill of fall is moving into Colorado and that means a wardrobe change is in order. Students at Peoria Elementary were able to get outfitted for the colder weather without even leaving their school. FedEx and the nonprofit organization Operation Warm partnered to donate more than 400 coats to Peoria this week. That meant every student got to pick out a new coat to call their own.
Volunteers from both organizations eagerly helped students try on the multiple sizes and colors of coats. A special volunteer from the Denver Broncos, rookie running back Royce Freeman (pictured), also joined the event and helped students select their new winter wear.
Aurora Public Schools believes that community partnerships like this one provide vital resources and opportunities for students and families. Operation Warm has been providing new coats to students nationwide for the past 20 years. It manufactures all of the coats it donates and has given away almost three million coats during that time.