The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Patrick's Catholic Church recently donated six cases (72) coats to Hampton-Dumont Schools.
This is the second year St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus has worked with the Hampton-Dumont elementary and middle schools to
distribute coats to students.
When families struggle to clothe their children with warm coats in the winter, Knights of Columbus councils help meet this basic need with the Coats for Kids program. As part of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative that resulted from a Knights of Columbus-sponsored summit held in New York City, Coats for Kids allows councils across North America to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities.
Since the program’s launching in 2009, more than 310,000 coats have been distributed in 49 states and all 10 Canadian provinces. In winter 2016 alone, the Knights of Columbus distributed 78,576 coats in 1,600 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.