How Long Can You Stand Out in the Cold Until You Freeze?

We asked ourselves this question the other day. "How long could we stand out in the cold weather without the proper winter garments?" For many families in WNY, this is reality. Without the ability to afford proper cold weather gear, children and adults suffer symptoms of frost bite or severe cold while they do everyday things like waiting for the bus or walking home from school. Chris Billoni, Vice President of Colvin Cleaners, took up the challenge. In nothing but a t-shirt, watch as Chris tries to stand out in below freezing temperatures. SPOILER ALERT: He can only stand 30 minutes. Imagine your child, your family member, or ANYONE having to stand out in the cold without the proper clothin

Please Donate to Coats 4 Kids! Our First Distribution is 1 Week Away!

It's Coats 4 Kids season, and we NEED your help! We are looking for donations of any gently-used winter garments to help kids and families in need, who could not otherwise afford them, stay warm this winter. We want to give away thousands of coats this year to make sure we keep WNY warm! And we need you! Simply go through your closet and think about donating: Hats Scarves Coats & Jackets Gloves & Mittens Any questions? Email us at Thanks for starring in the commercial Chris Billoni and for producing it News 4 WIVB Buffalo! And don't forget about our sponsors and supporters: Kiss 98.5, Janet Snyder, Allstate, and Fidelis Care.

Behind the Scenes of Coats 4 Kids with News 4 WIVB

Coats 4 Kids goes beyond just collecting and distributing coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Programs like Coats 4 Kids are the product of a giving spirit -- a desire to make the community that you live and work in, a better place. Get a look at a behind the scenes of Coats 4 Kids (and Gowns for Prom) at Colvin Cleaners when Chris Billoni and Paul Billoni show News 4 WIVB Buffalo how Coats 4 Kids works and why their family has been doing programs like this for decades. Watch the video here.

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