Knights of Columbus Celebrate 10 Years of Coats for Kids, Faith in Action

Coats For Kids NB

January 20, 2020

TO: North Battleford Media Agencies
FROM: Ramona Stillar, Projects Coordinator
RE: Knights of Columbus Celebrate 10 Years of Coats for Kids, Faith in Action

Families struggling to make ends meet cannot always afford a new winter coat. The goal of the Knights of Columbus “Faith in Action – Coats for Kids” program is to ensure that no child goes without a coat during the winter season.

For many years, the Knights of Columbus Council 2094 in North Battleford has purchased and provided new winter coats for children in Light of Christ Catholic Schools. Earlier this year, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Office announced its intention to celebrate 10 years of Coats for Kids by providing one million coats across North America. K of C Council 2094 seized the opportunity to have the Supreme Office subsidize the purchase and was able to double the number of coats available this season. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Coats for Kids, 156 coats were donated to Light of Christ Catholic schools for distribution to students.

Coats have already been distributed to students at Holy Family and St. Mary schools. The remaining coats have been donated to Light of Christ Catholic Schools for distribution to more students as needed. The coats come in a variety of sizes and colours.

Light of Christ Catholic Schools pray, educate, and serve throughout the Battlefords and is very pleased to partner with the Knights of Columbus in this project for the benefit of students.

A photo is attached. From left to right: Glen Gantefoer (Board Chairperson), Adrienne Welter (Board Vice-Chairperson), Merv Welter (Treasurer Council 2094), Tom Schwab (District Deputy & Financial Secretary Council 2094), and John Vany (Grand Knight Council 2094)

For more information, please contact LOCCS Vice-Chairperson, Adrienne Welter or K of C Council 2094 Treasurer, Merv Welter at 306-445-5958.

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