Through Dec. 17, Knights of Columbus San Salvador Council No. 283 is partnering with the St. Paul Parish Young Adult Ministry in South Philadelphia to run the annual Coats for Kids program.
The event raises funds to purchase much-needed winter coats and other cold weather gear for the children under the care of the Sisters of Saint Joseph in the Kensington area of Philadelphia.
More than 800,000 new winter coats have been distributed throughout the United States and Canada since the Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids program in 2009, allowing councils across North America the opportunity to put their faith into action and purchase new winter coats at a discount for children in need in their communities.
This program’s primary goal is to help kids stay warm in the winter when a child’s family does not have the resources to adequately meet this need.
The Knights of Columbus believes a warm coat is essential to improving quality of life for children, because it allows them to attend school, to go after-school programs, fit in with other children, play and do all the things that kids do to be kids.
Visit www.kofc.org to learn more about the program or take part in the Philadelphia effort.