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Albany plant provides caps for babies

December 13, 2006

Albany - - Cold weather can be harmful for babies, especially pre-mature ones.

That's why Coats and Clark employees spent the past few months making 800 winter caps for babies.

It's part of an International effort called Save the Children and Warm-up America.

The campaign encourages people to knit and crochet caps for needy newborns all over the world.  

"In some countries, a lot of babies are born low birth weight babies and they die within the first 24 hours that they're born and they found out that such measures like putting a little hat on their head will keep them warm and keep them alive," says participant Marsha Ekkizogloy.

Coats and Clark will ship off the caps to Washington, D.C. Monday. Then the caps will be distributed to premature babies in various countries.

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