Coats for Kids Helps Children in Need
With many families with young children continuing to struggle in these challenging economic times, there has never been a better time for Knights of Columbus councils to help by providing warm winter coats to children in their communities through the Order’s Coats for Kids program.
Since 2009, the Knights of Columbus has distributed more than 70,000 coats to kids throughout the United States and Canada. Grand Knight Julian Hnatiw of St. Christopher Co. 4788 in Edmonton, Alberta, who sponsored a coat distribution last winter, summarized the spirit of the program very well when he stated “Warmth has many meanings. We hope our gift will bring warmth to the bodies, hearts and souls of these precious young people.”
All Knights of Columbus councils are invited to participate in Coats for Kids this Winter. Simply complete and submit the Coats for Kids order form, and you’ll get your coats in about two to three weeks. The minimum order is one case of 12 coats, and the cost is $195 per case ($16.25 per coat). Shipping charges are added to each order, but the Supreme Council works with our supplier to ship via the most economical means possible, and the Supreme Council will pick up half of the shipping costs on every order placed by a Knights of Columbus council. Each case of high-quality coats will contain either boys coats or girls coats, both of which come in a variety of sizes (4-16 for girls, 4-18 for boys), styles and colors.
Utah State Advocate Andy Airriess described the good feeling that Knights of Columbus members experience when they participate in Coats for Kids. “What a fantastic organization we belong to that gives us the opportunity to serve others in such a way. We’re very, very lucky to be Knights of Columbus. Shouldn’t every guy be as lucky?”