LAWRENCE — For the second time this week, Lawrence schoolchildren received donations of brand-new winter coats through Operation Warm.
On Friday morning, employees from Cafua, which owns and operates 45 Dunkin' Donuts locations in the Greater Boston area, handed out the new coats to kindergartners at the Hennessey School on Hancock Street.
Cafua employees helped the kids select and try on a new coat. And the children went home "with a brand-new warm winter coat," according to Operation Warm.
"The gift of a new coat not only keeps a child warm, but provides a boost in self-esteem and the confidence to get to school on cold and wintry days," according to information provided by Operation Warm.
Operation Warm serves millions of kids across North America each year.
"We believe a brand-new coat is more than a coat...we have seen that a brand-new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future," according to Operation Warm's website.
On Tuesday, children at the Parthum School in Lawrence were also given Operation Warm jackets. Lawrence firefighters, members of the Professional Firefighters or Massachusetts, and Blades, the Boston Bruins' mascot, helped give out the jackets at that school.
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