Since the program’s inception, the Knights of Columbus in the United States and Canada has given away more than 167,000 coats to children in need. Approximately 2,000 local Knights of Columbus councils have participated in their communities.
A Home Run for Kids in Need YouTube video.
The Knights of Columbus launched the Coats for Kids initiative so that every child in need would feel welcomed, cherished and protected. Since the program started in 2009, councils have purchased and distributed more than 306,000 new winter coats to children throughout North America and Canada.
Yet, countless children still need our help.
There are many different activities councils can do to get involved with this program. Consider “adopting” a school where you can host a Coats for Kids drive and other charitable activities throughout the year. Or, provide coats to your local police officers to hand out to children they encounter in their line of duty.
Coats can be purchased for $220 (including ground shipping) per case of twelve for orders shipped to addresses in the continental United States. For orders shipped outside the United States, the cost is $245 (including ground shipping).
Coats should be ordered through knightsgear.com. By placing your order through this site, you will have a shorter shipping time and be sent tracking information, allowing for a smoother coat-ordering experience.
Any council that conducts a Coats for Kids program, and meets the minimum requirements, will receive full credit for all Columbian Award (SP-7) requirements in the Youth Activities category.
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