Coats for Kids

  There are more than 500,000 kids in Georgia living in poverty. Many low-income families use their scarce resources to meet the most basic essentials and they need help to provide this vital winter necessity—a warm winter coat.

That’s why the Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids program, which allows councils the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities.  Last year, through our Coats for Kids program, 35 Georgia councils distributed 2,556 coats to children in need.

Coats for Kids is a preferred Faith in Action Community program.  To satisfy program requirements and receive credit for two Community programs on your Columbian Award Application, councils must distribute a specific number of coats. The requirements for each coat type are different and outlined in the table below. Councils must distribute one of the following:

 ***Please Note: Distribution of quantities less than shown will count for one Community program.***

Type of Coat

Coats in One Case

Cases Required to Satisfy Program

Total Coats (Coats Per Case * Cases Req.)

Youth Coat

12

6

72

Canadian Youth Coat

12

4

48

Teen Coat

12

4

48

Light Coat

24

4

96

How It Works:

For all the information you need to execute a Coats for Kids program, click here to go to the Coats for Kids page at the Supreme web site.  You can also download the Coats for Kids Guidebook which outlines the complete program.  Note:  this year all coats are to be ordered by your Financial Secretary through Knights Gear which can be accessed through Officers OnlineBilling will be to your council account.  Knights Gear will send you order confirmation, shipping notification and tracking information by email.

Pricing:

Regular Weight Coats: $215.90* plus shipping per case of 12.

Light Weight Coats: $319.70* plus shipping per case of 24.

Teen Size Coats: $283.90* plus shipping per case of 12.

*Shipping will be no more than $20 per case.

Another Coat Distribution Option:

You can have your coats shipped direct to Catholic Charities (light weight coats preferred) and they will find good homes for them.  When ordering specify the shipping address as:

ATTN: Ms. Christie Crane

Catholic Charities Atlanta

 2401 Lake Park Drive

Smyrna, GA 30080  

Her contact information is: phone: (404) 920-7785, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please forward your shipping notification emails to Christie so she will know the coats are on their way.

Or, Make a Donation to Knights of Columbus Charities of Georgia:

Another option is to donate to the Coats for Kids fund at Knights of Columbus Charities of Georgia.  Donations will be pooled and used to buy coats that will be distributed by Catholic Charities.  Download and complete this donation form and mail it along with your check.  A donation will earn you credit for the community activity Coats for Kids on your SP7.

It is time to take Action!

If you have questions you may contact the Fraternal Mission department at (203) 752-4270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Or contact your Georgia State Coats for Kids chairman, Ken Weber at (706) 467-0089 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For More Information Contact

Ken Weber, DD23

Georgia Coats for Kids Chairman

(706) 467-0089

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