Every year the Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus donate winter coats to children in need. This year $1,000 worth of coats were delivered to the Milton Salvation Army to be distributed to local families.
Approximately 14 percent of Canadian children live in poverty. Many low-income families have scarce resources to cover even the most basic essentials. These members of our community need help to provide the vital necessity of a winter coat.
The Knights of Columbus launched the Coats for Kids program to ensure that every child in need would have access to a warm winter coat. Since the program started in 2009, councils have purchased and distributed more than 800,000 new winter coats to children throughout North America. This year the Ontario Knights of Columbus have set the goal of 10,000 Coats for Kids.
The Coats for Kids program is just one of many ways that the Knights of Columbus puts faith into action.