Knights of Columbus Collects Coats for Kids

DULUTH, Minn.- This year, the Minnesota Knights of Columbus collected more coats than expected to distribute to kids in the Northland.

The council has participated in Coats for Kids for nearly six years now, and after not being able to do it last year due to the pandemic, the group can provide 96 children with a warm winter coat.

The council will be distributing almost 50 coats to the Steve O’Neil Apartments next week and taking the remaining half to the Damiano Center in Central Hillside, just in time for the organization’s Community Connect event on October 28.

“We know that in Minnesota, perhaps in Duluth in particular, there are kids who may not have the proper clothing for the winter, and we want to try and help solve that problem anyway that we can,” said Knights of Columbus member Bill Van Loh. “In a small way, at least.”

The Community Connect event will be helping people in need of winter apparel, health services, and more.

If you are interested in donating winter coats for kids, the Knights of Columbus ask that you bring the jackets directly to the community apartments or Damiano Center.

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