South San Francisco child care workers warm up Camp Fire victims with coat donations

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Images of Camp Fire victims living in tents in the cold and wet weather has motivated workers at a South San Francisco child care center to help out.

In addition to buying coats for children affected by the fire, workers at the 2nd Generation Child Care Center are also sending notes of support.

Sweatshirts, sweaters, fleece jackets and raincoats are among the items headed to kids forced to camp out because of the Camp Fire.

The money to purchase them was raised by these workers at the center during their annual Thanksgiving fundraiser.

It was the bleak images of the devastation that moved these workers to use the $300 they collected to help kids who lost everything.

The child care center, run by Bright Horizons is located on Genetech’s South San Francisco campus.

A spokesperson for Genentech says when the company heard about the coat drive, they kicked in an additional $300 so the child care workers could double up the amount of coats they were able to buy.

That turned out to be roughly 60 coats, with the Twice As Nice shop in San Bruno helping out with a discount.

They stuffed a note in each pocket: Send any warmth from South San Francisco, thinking of you, love Bright Horizons.

A retired 2nd Generation teacher who has a home nearby in Oroville is driving the coats up there along with other donations she’s collected.

She expects they will be greatly appreciated.

They packed up the coats with the notes inside which they hope will warm the Camp Fire victims bodies as well as their spirits.

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