Grand Rapids Kids Coat Give-Away

By: Martin Brown - Fri, Sep 16, 2022 8:39 AM


Grand Rapids Coats for Kids 

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus Michigan State Council

Coats for Kids Program

Where: Shrine of Saint Francis Xavier and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

250 Brown St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10am to 1pm. Child must be accompanied by a parent and child must be present. We be social distancing; everyone needs to wear a face mask at event.

Contact: Tom Farley 616-443-6616, t.farley@mikofc.org if needed.

Coat Sizes: boys and girls sizes 4 to XL No need to sign up.

 First-come, first-serve basis.

Child must be accompanied by a parent and child must be present.

Today, eighteen percent of American children and fourteen percent of Canadian children live in poverty. As a result, many families cannot afford to provide even the basic necessity of a warm winter coat. Putting their faith into action, Knights of Columbus councils have distributed more than 500,000 coats to children throughout the United States and Canada through the Coats for Kids Program.

There are approximately 17,000 Knights of Columbus councils that make up the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 to assist working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, today the approximately two million members of the Knights put their faith into action through a broad range of charitable causes locally, nationally and internationally with financial contributions and hands-on service.

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus Michigan State Council

 

Coats for Kids Program