Coats for Kids in Northern Utah
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 the Knights of Columbus from St. Rose of Lima Council 6010, Ogden Council 777, St. James Council 9849, Bishop Joseph Lennox Federal Council 14399 distributed in Ogden over 230 coats to children in need. This was part of the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids annual campaign. The coats were distributed to youths of families identified in need by the Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah (CCSNU). The Knights were able to purchase over 520 coats with the over $10,000 collected from council funds and donations made by the parishioners from St. Rose of Lima, St. Joseph, St. James and Holy Family Catholic Churches. The Knights also collected over 100 slightly used and new coats for distributions. The United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) made a financial donation to the campaign. Over 20 Knights & family members with the CCSNU staff participated in the giveaway. The remaining coats will be given to kids identified in-need by CCSNU, the Ogden City Schools, the Weber County Schools, the Davis County Schools, and the Lantern House.
The kids were able to select gloves, scarves, knitted hats, books, and hygiene items. The Sewing Angels from St. Rose of Lima donated over 125 knitted hats. This is the 8th annual distribution combining the efforts and resources of the Knights of Columbus, CCSNU, and the UWNU.