Coats for Kids – Featured Program
Chairman Patrick Farrelly Community Programs
Giving the Gift of Warmth – Charity that Evangelizes!
Knights of Columbus across the US and Canada have been growing the charitable reach of our Coats for Kids program since 2009. Since then, over 370,000 coats have been donated to kids who need them by these men they call Knights!
Partnerships with schools, shelters, police and fire departments are just some of the ways Councils are getting coats where they are most needed, showing once again that Charity is the Knights of Columbus’ first principle.
Minnesota Councils running this program can count their distribution as a featured program by distributing 96 coats.
Coats should be ordered from www.knightsgear.com and charged to a credit card; to charge to your Council directly, GK or FS should log on to officers online and access KnightsGear from the link there to order. Be sure to provide the date of your distribution when ordering.
Coats can be purchased from supreme for $220 per case of twelve (includes ground shipping only) for orders shipped to addresses in the continental United States. Coats are only sold by the full case.
Pre-packed cases will contain either boys’ coats or girls’ coats (mixed cases are not available). The size distribution in each “larger” case is: two Size S (8), four Size M (10-12), four Size L (14-16) and two Size XL (18). Smaller size range coats can also be ordered: boys smaller cases with size assortment ranging from size 4 through size 7; girls smaller cases with size assortment ranging from size 4 through 6X. The “larger” Pre-Pack runs Kindergarten through eighth grade and the “smaller”pre- Pack run Pre-K through 2nd grade.
Please note that full single size cases of adult coats can be special ordered from Aaron Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for $262.80. Please use the order form linked here and write in your details when you email it to him. Telephone Fraternal Mission department at 203-752-4625
Minimum two weeks lead time for Coat orders.
Councils can source the Coats where they choose but Supreme has a living wage agreement with our vendor to insure our funds support ethical business. Please note Coats are offered for charitable purposes and not to be resold.
9139 Distribution to Schools in the northern suburbs
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