On Monday, November 6, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly celebrated the donation of one million coats through the Knights’ Coats for Kids program, with the distribution of nearly 1,000 new coats to children in need in five Denver, CO Catholic schools. In recognition of the historic milestone, Supreme Knight Kelly also announced the donation of $10,000 on behalf of the Knights of Columbus to each school, for a total of $50,000.
The donation of the one-millionth coat received both local and national media coverage — you may view coverage here from FOX News.
This historic milestone wouldn’t be possible without your tireless work in your communities. Since Coats for Kids launched in 2009, Knights have distributed coats in 49 U.S. states and all 10 Canadian provinces — including on U.S. military bases and Native American and First Nation reservations in the U.S. and Canada.
As we set our sights on Giving Tuesday — we’re asking for your assistance once again!
This year, to celebrate reaching the one millionth coat milestone, Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. is seeking to raise $1 million to continue to support Coats for Kids. We’ll ask both members and donors to support Coats for Kids through a Giving Tuesday donation.
Please click here to help us raise $1 million to celebrate our one millionth coat milestone — and the future of this great Knights program!
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
Knights of Columbus
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510