Every Child Needs a Warm Winter Coat

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As the weather starts to turn colder, the Knights of Columbus in Kemptville heat up their commitment to the community with free winter coats to children of families who may need some help. Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council # 5333 will be holding a Coats for Kids distribution event on Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be a drive-up event under the portico at the front of Holy Cross Church, 503 Clothier St. West, Kemptville.

A limited number of coats will be available on a first come first served basis in a variety of sizes and colours, with sizes ranging from boys youth size 8-18 and girls youth size 7-16 (fits Grades 2-7).

COVID 19 precautions will be respected. Coats will be on display through the glass front of the church and members of the Knights will be on hand to assist.

Today 18% of American children and 14% of Canadian children live below the poverty line, and the recent pandemic has made this situation even worse. As a result, many families are struggling and cannot afford to provide warm winter coats for their children. Putting their faith into action, Knights of Columbus councils have, over the past six years, handed out more than 500,000 coats to children throughout the United States and Canada through the Coats for Kids program.

Contact: Todd Fortin 613 915 5878, or check out the Facebook page: Knights of Columbus 5333-Kemptville.

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