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Michael S. Winkler Coats for Kids Chairman
Coats for Kids Chairman
Email: COATSFORKIDS@kofc-wa.org
Phone: (253) 459-4756

 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.

The 2024 Coats for Kids season is upon us.  I have copied and pasted below 3 documents.  They are in order:

  1. The list of Frequently Asked Questions as of June 17th.
  2. The list of distribution points
  3. The list of Case Types, with the types of coats in each case and the cost for each case.

Thanks for supporting this important program.  Mike Winkler, Chair, Coats for Kids 

FAQ #1If my council wishes to participate in Supreme’s matching program for Coats for Kids, do we order coats we are paying for from Knightsgear or from a special State site?

Answer:  To participate in the matching program, rather than using the main Coats for Kids website you must use the special Washington State Coats for Kids website created specifically for Washington State Councils.  The link will be provided once Supreme has created it.


FAQ #2:  How do I request matching cases from Supreme?

Answer:  If you submit your order through the special Washington State Coats for Kids checkout page AND submit a copy of your order along with your payment by check to the Washington State Coats for Kids Chair Mike Winkler, your order will also serve as your matching order request.  That is, the cases in your matching order will be identical to the order you paid for.   Remember to provide justification on the preorder form for your matching coats request! 


FAQ #3If I order through the special Washington State Coats for Kids website, who do I make the check out to and where do I mail payment to?

Answer:  Checks are to be made out to Columbus Charities. Mail the check along with a copy of your receipt to Michael Winkler, 1448 Montgomery Street, DuPont, WA 98327.  Checks are due by September 11th. The State Council is not set up to accept credit card payment.   Note: Your payment must be received before the Washington State Council approves the final order. Councils that order coats on this site but do not submit payment by September 11th will be removed from the order list before we place the order. 

 

FAQ #4:  Who can order from the Washington State Coats for Kids website?

Answer:  Only Washington State Councils and Assemblies can order coats through Columbus Charities using the State’s Coats for Kids website.  All payments must be made by the Council or Assembly. Individual donors may contribute money to help a Council pay for coats by providing a Council or Assembly with a check payable to Columbus Charities and writing "Coats for Kids, [Council or Assembly] ####" on the memo line. The Council or Assembly will then send the donor's check(s) along with the Council's or Assembly's check to Columbus Charities.


FAQ #5:What is the time period that the Washington State Coats for Kids Chair will be accepting orders for coats?

Answer:  The special Washington State Coats for Kids website will be operational from August 1 to August 31.  The last day you can order from this site is August 31.  The State Council will place the consolidated order with Knightsgear on September 15th.  As noted above, your advance payment must be received by September 11th or your order will not be included.


FAQ #6:  If my council orders our coats through the special Washington State Coats for Kids website, where will our coats be shipped to?

Answer:  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. The distribution points are listed below.  When placing your order, you must enter the address of the distribution point closest to you.  Do not enter the address of your council.  You will be notified when they arrive and will need to pick up your coats from the designated distribution point. 


FAQ #7:If my council doesn’t want to participate in Supreme’s matching program, can we still order coats from Knightsgear and have them shipped directly to our location (not a distribution point)?

Answer: Yes, you could still order the coats for your council through the regular Coats for Kids website at knightsgear.com but you will not receive the extra free coats as part of the State Matching Program.   In this case, remember to not use the special Washington State Coats for Kids website to place your order. 


FAQ #8:What are the Coats for Kids requirements to get credit for the Columbian Award?

Answer:  Ordering six (6) or more cases will earn your council double credit.  Ordering five (5) or less cases, purchasing locally, or doing a churchwide coat drive will earn 1 credit.


FAQ #9:Are matching coats from Supreme guaranteed?

Answer:  No, however, Supreme will continue to do everything possible to support this program.  While we cannot guarantee that you will receiving matching coats, our councils have been very fortunate in the past to receive matching coats and we are very appreciative of Supreme’s support. 


FAQ #10:  What is the minimum number of cases of coats that a Council needs to order to request matching cases?

Answer:  One (1).  That’s right, your Council or Assembly only needs to order one case through the special Washington State Coats for Kids website to be eligible to request matching.  Your order is consolidated within the State order for your distribution point.  The orders that the State places for each of the distribution sites far exceed six cases. Therefore, there is no requirement for a Council to order at least six cases to qualify for match.  Remember though that you must order at least six (6) cases, not counting the cases you are requesting in match, to qualify for double credit toward the Columbian Award (See FAQ #9). 


FAQ #11:  Are outside entities allowed to partner with my council to help fund coats for those in need in our community?

Answer:  An outside partnership may be possible, but must be fully justified.  Outside entities can be listed as donors or sponsors, but only Councils or Assemblies can place the orders.  Councils or Assemblies need to stay involved in the distribution of the coats to ensure that they go to those in need.  Sponsors and donors can make donations by writing their checks out to Columbus Charities.  Send a complete write up of your request for a partnership with an outside entity to Washington State Coats for Kids Chair, Mike Winkler.  


FAQ #12 Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Answer:  Washington State Coats for Kids Chair, Mike Winkler, CoatsForKids@kofc-wa.org, cell phone (253)459-4756.  

 

 


Washington State Coats for Kids Established Distribution Points

Note:  When placing your order on the special Washington State website, place contact information and the address of the nearest distribution point in the SHIPPING blocks.  Remember to refer to FAQ #4 and the example provided to determine the amount to add to your check to cover sales tax.

Greg Hanson

Saint Mary’s Church

304 S. Adams Road

Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Email: gmandad70@gmail.com

Phone: 509-638-8535

 

Federico Lopez

1884 North Granger Road

Zillah, WA 98953

Email:  andeparo@yahoo.com

Cell:  509-945-7222

 

Deacon Ken Ellis

2408 West 24th Avenue

Kennewick, WA 99337

Email:  deaconkenneth@charter.net

Cell: 509-948-4355

 

Gary Cloninger

16318 74th Ave. NW

Stanwood, WA 98292

Email: gcmrrbe@gmail.com

Cell: 360 – 618 – 2099

 

Patrick DiJulio

Western Van & Storage

8521 S. 190th

Kent, WA 98031

Email: patd@westernvan.com

Work Phone:  425-251-3400

 

Bill Dewey

9245 Morningside Drive NW

Silverdale, WA 98383

Email:  wadewey@earthlink.net

Cell:  360-621-7790

 

Steven Bullimore

7122 Turquoise Drive SW

Lakewood, WA 98498

Email:  Steven.bullimore79@aol.com

Cell: 650-678-4749

 

Steven Henderson

553 North V Street

Washougal, WA 98671

Email: STUBCAROL@Comcast.net

Phone: 360-281-8379

 

Saint Martin's University

Heider Hall

510 Desmond Dr.

Lacey, Washington, 98503

United States

Two Contacts:

WSA Dave Olwell contact info

StateAdvocate@kofc-wa.org

831-601-6889

Coats for Kids Chair Mike Winkler

Winkler4@comcast.net

253-459-4756

 

2024 Case Types and Costs – Coats for Kids

Note: Sizes in each case is subject to change between now and when you order in August. When placing your order be sure to verify what is listed. 

Boy Child Coats

$247.38

Boys Children's Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER COATS
Sizes 4-7 - Fits Toddler to Grade 2
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size 4 - 3 pcs.
Size 5 - 3 pcs.
Size 6 - 3 pcs.
Size 7 - 3 pcs.
WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!
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Boys Youth Coats

$247.38

BOYS Youth Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER JACKETS
Sizes 7-16 - Fits Grades 2 to Grade 7
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size 7/8 - 3 pcs.
Size 10/12 - 3 pcs.
Size 14 - 3 pcs.
Size 16 - 3 pcs.
WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!
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Boys Teen Coats

$304.24

Boys TEEN Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER JACKETS
Sizes S-XL
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size S - 2 pcs.
Size M - 4 pcs.
Size L - 4 pcs.
Size XL - 2 pcs.
WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!


Girls Child Coats 

$247.38


Girls Children Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box


EXTREME COLD WINTER JACKETS
Sizes 4-6x - Toddler to Grade 2
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size 4 - 3 pcs.
Size 5 - 3 pcs.
Size 6 - 3 pcs.
Size 6x - 3 pcs.
WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!

Girls Youth Coats

$247.38

Girls Youth Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER JACKETS
Sizes 7-16 - Fits Grades 2 to Grade 7
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size 7/8 - 4 pcs.
Size 10/12 - 4 pcs.
Size 14/16 - 4 pcs.
WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!
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Girls Teen Coats

$304.24

Girls TEEN Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER COATS

Sizes S-XL
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size S - 2 pcs.
Size M - 4 pcs.
Size L - 4 pcs.
Size XL - 2 pcs.
WIND RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!

Male Lightweight Coats

$344.80

Male Child - Youth- Teen Lightweight Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

Nylon Taffeta Lightweight coats with fleece lining for warm weather winters
Sizes S-XL
Each Box Contains: 24 Mixed Style Coats
Size 4 - 2 pcs.
Size 6 - 2 pcs.
Size 7/8 - 2 pcs.
Size 10/12 - 2 pcs.
Size 14 - 2 Pcs.
Size 16 - 2 Pcs
Adult S - 2 Pcs
Adult M - 4 Pcs
Adult L - 4 Pcs
Adult XL - 2 Pcs

Female Lightweight Coats

$344.80

Female Lightweight Jackets - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

Nylon Taffeta with Fleece lining for warmer winter climates
Sizes 4-6 - Fits Toddler to Grade 2
Sizes 7-16 - Fits Grades 2 to Grade 7
Sizes S-XL - Ladies Adult Sizes
Each Box Contains: 24 Mixed Style Coats
Size 4 - 2 pcs.
Size 6 - 2 pcs.
Size 7/8 - 2 pcs.
Size 10/12 - 2 pcs.
Size 14 - 2 pcs.
Size 16 - 2 pcs.
Size Small - 2 pcs.
Size Medium - 4 pcs.
Size Large - 4 pcs.
Size X-Large - 2 pcs.

 Toddler Unisex Coat

$247.38

EXTREME COLD WEATHER JACKETS
One Color per Case of 12 Pieces to distribute to Boys and Girls
Each case contains:
12M - 2
18M - 2
2T - 2
3T - 3
4T - 3

WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the littlest children warm!

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Adult Male Coats

$304.24

Adult MALE Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER JACKETS
Sizes S-3XL
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size S - 1 pcs.
Size M - 1 pcs.
Size L - 2 pcs.
Size XL - 3 pcs.
Size 2XL - 3 pcs.
Size 3XL - 2 pcs.
WIND & WATER RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!

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Female Adult Coats

$304.24

Female Adult Coats - Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes In Every Box

EXTREME COLD WEATHER COATS
Sizes S-XL
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Style Coats
Size S - 2 pcs.
Size M - 3 pcs.
Size L - 3 pcs.
Size XL - 2 pcs.
Size 2XL - 2 pcs.
WIND RESISTANT - PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Heavy Fill Rate to keep the children warm!


Additional Resources

Coats for Kids - Supreme Resouce

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