Knights help children get winter coats
When families struggle to clothe their children with warm coats in the winter, Knights of Columbus councils help meet this basic need with the Coats for Kids program. The program allows councils across North America to purchase new winter coats for children and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities. Since the program’s launching in 2009, nearly 500,000 coats have been distributed in 49 states and all 10 Canadian provinces. The Knights of Columbus Council No. 3734 of Weirton recently donated 24 coats to St. Paul’s and St. Joseph’s Grade School in Weirton as part of the Coats for Kids program. From St. Paul’s are Michele Martin, principal, with George Charnie and Larry DeRosa of the Knights of Columbus with students representing St. Paul’s student body Sophia Woods, Hudson Cestaric, Vivienne Cullinan, Hagan Gillespie and Keegan Osleger.