Students at the St. James School in Biddeford are giving back to the community in an effort to collect and distribute warm clothing to area people in need.

WCSH reports that more than 200 bags of clothing were placed on fences and park benches in Williams Court Park. The bags contain hats, mittens and scarves collected by the students over the past few weeks.

The student council chooses a charity to help every month, according to the WCSH. St. James donated Thanksgiving baskets to the local food pantry last month.

This is not the first occurrence of public gift-giving this holiday season. Care packages containing blankets, soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, shampoo and snacks were placed anonymously along Main Street in downtown Waterville on Monday. Inside each bag was a note that said, “If you’re cold, this gift is for you. Always remember, someone cares.”

Packages of clothes and coats have also been left in other cities, including Portland, Bangor and Boston.

In Portland earlier this month, city resident Gabriella Kaper purchased coats at Goodwill and zipped them around light posts with a note: “I’m not lost! Please take me if you need me!”