Elementary school students make sure people in York will be warm this winter

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YORK, Pa.-- Coats of Friendship, a non-profit organization in York provided winter jackets to people in need on Saturday. The non-profit, that was started by elementary school students, is growing.

Last year, it provided 85-coats to people in need. The goal for this year was 250-jackets.
The idea started initially started with a heartbreaking video.

Tristan Rankin, a founder of Coats of Friendship says, "I saw this video of a homeless man in the streets, short sleeves in the cold. No one gave him a coat until two hours and then another homeless man gave him a coat."

From there, Rankin knew he wanted to help people in need. "Coats for Friendship" gives everything from jackets to mittens, gloves and hats to anyone who needs them.