August 31st was the last day to request matching coats by placing your orders through the special Washington State Coats for Kids website created specifically for Washington State Councils. This special website was taken down on September 1st.
If your council ordered through our special Coats for Kids Website, remember that your check must be written out to Columbus Charities and mailed to Mike Winkler, 1448 Montgomery Street, DuPont, WA 98327. As a reminder, both the coats your council is paying for and those approved by Supreme under the matching program will be shipped to one of our designated distribution points.
If your council didn’t participate in Supreme’s matching program, you can we still order coats from Knightsgear and have them shipped directly to your location. Remember though that you will not receive the extra free case(s) as part of the state matching program. In addition, since you are not ordering through Columbus Charities, you will be charged taxes on your order.
As a reminder, ordering 6 or more cases will earn your council double credit for the Columbian Award. Ordering 5 or less cases, purchasing locally, or doing a churchwide coat drive will earn 1 credit.
Thank you to all of the councils who have ordered coats so far. The number of councils participating and the number of coats being ordered continues to grow each year. Your support of kids needing warm coats is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please contact Washington State Coats for Kids Chair Mike Winkler, CoatsForKids@kofc-wa.org, cell phone 253-459-4756.