During the cold weather some KOTA Territory kids go without jackets because they can't afford them. On Thursday, students at the Wounded Knee School received a gift that will keep them warm all winter long.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida sent early Christmas gifts to all the students at the school. Principal Alice Phelps reached out to the tribe members to see if they would be able to donate coats and other supplies, and they said they'd be happy to. Phelps said this was much needed for the kids.
"They are very thankful for these especially with our below zero weather and the students really needed these many of them didn't have the jackets that they needed just the regular basic necessities," said Phelps.
In total, the jackets and other supplies are valued at $20,000. There were also some gifts for community members. Kids say they are very excited about their new coats.
"It is comfortable and I've never had anything like this," said student Lance Martin.
This year at Wounded Knee District School some of the school days are longer, so Principal Phelps said the new supplies will be helpful and the coats were a nice reward for students.