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.
During the 2012/13 winter season, 918 Knights of Columbus councils purchased and distributed 42,516 coats. This is a significant increase over the 2011/12 number of 31,528 coats purchased and distributed.
Since 2009, the Knights of Columbus has distributed more than 150,000 coats to kids throughout the United States and Canada.
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 $25 per case for orders shipped to addresses in the United States, and $50 for orders shipped to addresses in Canada or other addresses outside the United States. This increased cost represents customs, duties and other fees assessed when shipping materials across national borders, including the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in Canada. 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.