Knights of Columbus seek help with winter coats drive for children
September 30, 2018
With the seventh annual Coats and Clothing for Kids Campaign underway, the Summit County Knights of Columbus are seeking financial support as they look to help more needy children than ever.
The organization bought 2,200 new winter clothing items last year for 1,350 children in need in Summit, Grand, Lake and Clear Creek counties, according to the group. These numbers have consistently expanded since Summit County's inaugural Coats and Clothing for Kids Campaign.
This year the Knights have raised nearly $40,000 for the annual drive, made possible by the generosity of the Summit Foundation, a Walmart Community Grant, the Summit County Rotary, Resort Real Estate Experts, Base Camp Wine and Spirits and Dillon Ridge Liquors, in addition to numerous individual donors from local churches and visitors, alike.
"This program has a tremendous impact on the children and their families, the teachers, and the educational environment," said Mike Kramer, chairman of the campaign.
To help, people may make tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. For more, call Kramer at 970-468-6566.