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Dr Scott E. Hulse, FC
State Community Director
Email: COMMUNITY@kofc-wa.org
Phone: (360) 243-0745

 Coats For Kids

 Provide warmth for deserving
 children during cold winter months.


Families struggling to make ends meet use their scarce resources to meet the most basic needs and cannot always afford the vital essential of a new winter coat. The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in north America goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.

Councils across north America can purchase new winter coats for children in need at a discount and distribute them in their local communities. A featured program, Coats for Kids counts for two credits toward the Columbian award.

 

 A Featured Supreme Program


What is the Coats for Kids Program?
   A Youth program promoted by Supreme where councils purchase boxes for coats from Supreme to be distributed in the local community.
   Coats come 12 to a box with a cost $220 per box and can be order though Knightsgear using this link -  http://www.knightsgear.com/coats-for-kids

   Knightsgear order page:

   

Organize your program

   Name a chairman; Use your Youth chairman or another Knight.
   How many coats will you distribute?
   Decide on a fundraising strategy to help purchase the coats.
   Who will benefit from the program?


Here are some steps for your council to follow to organize a Coats for Kids project
   Plan for the activity well in advance, setting a distribution date and location.
   Consult with pastors and principals of the parishes and schools in your community.
   Decide on a fundraising strategy to help purchase the coats.
   Publicize the fundraising events and coat distribution dates in your parish bulletin and local news media. Hold a “Thank You” or “Open House” reception for all volunteers and contributors.

Columbian Award Requirement for Coats for Kids
   When your council conducts the Coats for Kids project and meets the minimum requirements listed below, it will be eligible to fulfill all four Youth Activity requirements for the Columbian Award.
   Order and distribute a minimum of eight cases of coats.
   Complete and submit the Coats for Kids Order Form (#5029). This form can be found on kofc.org/forms or in the Council Report Forms Booklet (#1436).
   Complete and submit the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7) no later than June 30. Under the Youth Activities section, indicate participation in Coats for Kids.
   Compete and submit your council’s Service Program Personnel Report (#365).
   Complete and submit the Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity (#1728) no later than Jan. 31.



 

Additional Resources

Coats for Kids - Supreme Resouce

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