Coats for Kids

Did you know that many children throughout the United States and Canada go without a coat each winter?

Many low-income families use their scarce resources to meet the most basic essentials and they need help to provide this vital winter necessity.

That’s why the Knights of Columbus in the District of Columbia started the Coats for Kids program, which now allows councils across North America the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities.

Through our Coats for Kids program, 1,780 local councils distributed 87,906 coats to children in need throughout the United States and Canada in 2016. Since the program began here in 2009, nearly 400,000 coats have been distributed.

This year, our distributions will be inside where kids will be able to try on coats for size. Our volunteers will try to match that size with a preferred color, and then give the coat to the child or parent. Kids do not need to be present to receive a free coat. Families may only come through the line once to receive coats.

Coats are available while supplies last. Sizing and colors are limited and we may not be able to accommodate a color preference. We cannot guarantee a specific size or color will be available when you arrive.

Upcoming Dates

Friday November 24, 2023

10:00am – 1:00pm

1600 Morris Road SE

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church