Coats for kids is helping keep Connecticut’s children warm all winter long.
The Waterbury area Knights of Columbus along with the Connecticut state council and Waterbury Police will be hosting Coats for Kids on Sunday November 25th from 9am to 1pm in the basement/hall of Shrine of Saint Anne for Mother’s Church.
Coats for Kids began in 2009 basically we purchase new winter coats and hand them out to those in need all we ask is the child is present for proper fitting and they should arrive early for smaller baby/toddler and larger teen sizes.
In Waterbury 358 coats were distributed at the 2016 event. The leftover coats were donated to the local family shelter. Due to circumstances beyond our control we were unable to host an event last year.
Since the program’s launching in 2009, nearly 500,000 coats have been distributed in 49 states and all 10 Canadian provinces. In winter 2017 alone, the Knights of Columbus distributed 105,192 coats in 1,600 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada, including events at military bases, in Native American communities, at inner-city neighborhoods and through partnerships with local police and fire departments.