Knights of Columbus Distribute 700 New Winter Coats to Needy Children in St. Louis and Kansas City

St. Louis Knights of Columbus held the first of several planned distributions of new winter coats to needy area children as part of the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” initiative.

The distribution was held at the Child Center Marygrove in Florissant, Missouri. Future distributions are planned at the Evangelical Home for Children in St. Louis and the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program in Kansas City over the next several weeks. In all, 47 local Knights of Columbus councils will be participating in distributing 700 coats to underprivileged children in Missouri.

The Missouri distributions are part of the second annual Coats for Kids initiative of the Knights of Columbus. Similar distributions have taken place in cold-weather cities across the U.S. and Canada, and additional distributions will take place in the weeks to come.  Altogether, the Knights of Columbus will donate approximately 10,000 new coats to needy children this winter.

The initiative began last year in an effort to help families with children living in colder climates who have been severely impacted by the sharp downturn in the economy.