ONTARIO COATS FOR KIDS
Help a child stay warm this winter. Buy a box of Knights of Columbus winter coats.
Knights in Ontario are leaving no neighbor behind by distributing coats to the children of the Constance Lake First Nation community.
Knights delivered warm winter coats for kids in need in Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick.
Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Ontario Coats for Kids webpage. Here you will find many videos and testimonials about this wonderful program. Our goal is to provide a warm jacket to every school child who doesn’t have one in Ontario.
Several years ago, with the gracious help of our General Agents on the insurance side, a bond was created with our school boards. The mutual co-operation which followed, helped us to fill the needs of schoolchildren throughout Ontario and to achieve our stated goal …. Today, more than ever, there are children going without. Think of the difference it would make in their lives if they had a warm jacket to confront the rigours of our cold climate.
All we need is your kind support. You can purchase one or more boxes of coats or donate any amount towards the purchase of a jacket. Your generosity and goodwill will go a long way in bringing a smile on a child’s face. So, please be generous and donate today!
Councils and Individuals donating to program
Please note that the General Agents are working directly with the schoolboards and local schools in Ontario. The schools / school boards will be providing us with the quantity, gender and sizes needed.
However, if you have a specific school or organization that you would like to deal with, please indicate in the remarks section of the order form, otherwise, leave blank. Please include the name of the school / organization as well as the address.
Note, we will attempt to meet your request, but due to logistics, this may not always be possible.
Thank you for your understanding.
To order online, please complete the Council Order Online Form and mail it along with your cheque to Ontario State Office – Coats for Kids Program.
To order using a downloadable PDF form, please click and fill out the forms below, save and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
To order online, please complete the Individual Order Online Form and mail it along with your cheque to Ontario State Office – Coats for Kids Program.
To order using a downloadable PDF form, please click and fill out the forms below, save and email it to email@example.com
Don’t want to purchase a box of coats? That’s not a problem. You can donate any amount for this program.
Your donation and generosity will share the warmth of every school kids in Ontario.
Girls Children Coats – Sizes 4-6x fits Toddler to Grade 2
Boys Children Coats – Sizes 4-7 fits Toddler to Grade 2
Girls Youth Coats – Sizes 7-16 fits Grades 2 to Grade 7
Boys Youth Coats – Sizes 8-18 fits Grades 2 to Grade 7
Girls TEEN Coats – Sizes S-XL
Boys TEEN Coats – Sizes S-XL
ADULT Female Coats – Sizes S-XXXL *not available
ADULT Male Coats – Sizes S-XXXL *not available
Each Box Contains: 12 Mixed Styles and Mixed Sizes Coats. Click for product overview
Coats specifically designed for Canadian Winters
WIND & WATER RESISTANT – PVC Coated Nylon Jackets
Includes shipping and handling
Donors (September 2021 – March 2022)
Thank you donors for your generous donations and support.
Merci aux donateurs pour leurs généreux dons et leur soutien.
5 boxes or more
Council 9235 – Rev. Clair Tipping
Council 10843 – St. George’s Parish
Council 485 – Pioneer
Council 4916 – Msgr. Paul J. Meyer
Council 10874 – St. Mark’s Parish
Council 5860 – Fr. Carlo Bianchi Upper Hamilton
Council 11681 – Blessed Trinity
Council 4501 – St. Michael’s
Council 13797 St. Anthony’s Maronite
Council 7488 – Maharlika
Council 8233 – St-John de Brebeuf and Companions
Council 8950 – St. Thomas Aquinas
Council 9079 – Monsignor J.H. Ingoldsby
Council 12453 – St. Catherine of Siena
Council 11525 – St. Joseph Highland Creek
Council 1394 – St. Catharines
Council 1467 – Fr Ernest Deslippe
Council 1507 – William J. Sheady
Council 1626 – Barrie
Council 2004 – Laurier
Council 3305 – Holy Name
Council 6519 – Our Lady of Grace
Council 7008 – Beaches
Council 8008 – Centennial
Council 13244 – St. Rose of Lima
Council 1429 – Wm. E. Prentice
Council 5957 – George P. Vanier
Council 11826 – Holy Angels
Council 13442 – St. Basil’s
Council 13461 – Mater Ecclesiae
Council 14421 – Immaculate Heart of Mary
Council 15861 – San Damiano
Council 2146 – St. Francis of Assisi
Council 5333 – Holy Cross
Council 5558 – Luke Hart
Council 7332 – Bishop Norman Gallagher
Council 8668 – Our Lady of Peace
Council 9005 – Good Shepherd
Council 9447 – Father Gerald Labelle
Council 9528 – St. Vincent de Paul
Council 9544 – Holy Redeemer
Council 9989 – St. Joseph
Council 10370 – St. John Vianney
Council 10470 – St. John the Apostle
Council 11337 – Sts. Peter & Paul
Council 11725 – St. Daniel’s
Council 12909 – St. Martin De Porres
Council 14446 – Mary Mother of God
Council 15999 – St. Helen of the Cross
Council 17065 – Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Council 932 – Superior
Sault Ste Marie
Council 1431 – Kilroy
Council 5925 – Orléans
Council 6052 – St. Jude
Council 6740 – St-Gabriel
Council 6777 – Holy Rosary
Council 8841 – Saint-Frère André
Council 12124 – Saint George’s
Council 14358 – Pope John Paul II
Council 15045 – Jesus the King Arab Christian
Council 755 – Ontario
Council 1387 – Father Brian McKee
Council 1412 – Blessed Sacrament
Council 2082 – Arnprior
Council 3212 – St. Mary’s
Council 3349 – Msgr. J.H. Touchette
Council 3515 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Council 4189 – Our Lady of Sorrows
Council 4386 – Holy Family
Council 4393 – St. Luke’s
Council 4555 – St. John the Evangelist
Council 4917 – Our Lady of the Lake
Council 5068 – St. Lawrence
Council 6091 – Father William Fitzgerald
Council 6246 – Ecumenical 70
Council 6579 – Msgr. J. Francis Hinchey
Council 7464 – Fr. M. Shashkevych
Council 7744 – Fr. Ladislaus
Council 7873 – Divine Infant
Council 8309 – Msgr. Gerard Breen
Council 8842 – Perpetual Help
Council 9144 – Prince of Peace
Council 9422 – Notre Dame des Champs
Council 9553 – St. Margaret Mary
Council 9557 – St. Vladimir the Great
Council 9671 – Father Victor C. Cote
Council 10009 – St. Ann’s
Council 10091 – Fr. Vernon Cullaton
Council 10416 – St. Andrews
Council 10516 – St. Boniface
Council 10631 – Monsignor Walter Hawkins
Council 11164 – St. Benedict’s
Council 11219 – St. Alexander’s
Council 11271 – St. Patrick’s
Council 11500 – Sainte Marie d’Orléans
Council 11584 – Our Lady of Sorrows
Council 11891 – Corpus Christi
Council 12099 – Mother Teresa
Council 12820 – St. Michael’s Parish
Council 12859 – St. Anthony of Padua
Council 13049 – St. Edith Stein
Council 13405 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Council 13417 – St Lawrence the Martyr
Council 16005 – St. Theresa the Little Flower
Council 16714 – St. Augustine’s
Council 17476 – St. Jude College Council (Carlton U)
Council 2356 – Monsignor A.J. McNabb
Council 3909 – Rev. J.E. Regan
Council 4375 – Father Nicholas Point
Council 6198 – Conseil Rhéal Franche
Council 7570 – All Saints
Council 8435 – St. Raphael
Council 8661 – Credit Valley
Council 8783 – Visitation Parish
Council 9519 – St-Laurent
Council 9780 – St. Anthony & St. Michael’s
Council 10102 – St. Michael’s
Council 11086 – St. Alphonsus
Council 11128 – St. Peter’s
Council 11268 – St. Francis of Assisi
Council 11960 – Annunciation of Our Lord
Council 12067 – St. Francis Xavier
Council 12401 – Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Council 12494 – Mother Teresa
Council 13335 – St. Peter’s – Maronite
Council 14337 – St. Lorenzo Ruiz
Council 16254 – St. Faustina
Council 16983 – St. Ignatius the Martyr
Dear Friend of Dr. Davey School:
It is with much gratitude that we thank you for your generous donation. As you know, many of our families depend on people like you. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to think of us.
Thank you so much!
Principal, staff and students of Dr. J. Edgar Davey School
Dear Knights of Columbus, Bouvier Agency :
On behalf of the St. Michael Catholic Elementary School Community, we extend a heartfelt thanks to the Knights of Columbus for their generous donations of winter coats for some of our students.
As you may know, ours is an Equal Opportunity school with several families who require ongoing financial support. Through the generous support of various community agencies, we continue to offer our students nutritional snacks throughout the day. Some of our families receive additional food items for the weekend to help sustain their household needs.
We are proud to have a large number of English as a Second Language students who have fled their country of origin to seek a more safe and stable life. As newcomers, most of these families come with very little resources and limited supplies. Your generous donation of over 30 coats was an absolute blessing for these students. The following are some testimonials from the students themselves:
- “It was a great experience when we got our new coats! I think every family was thankful for your help and support. I felt like I was welcomed to the school and I have been to other schools but St. Michael School really helped my family and other families. We are really thankful”. Ninwa A.
- “I was very happy when I got my coat. I couldn’t believe that someone that did not know me would give me something so wonderful. Thank-you, Knights of Columbus!”. Mareo S.
- “I love my new coat! It made me feel so happy. Thank-you!” Vani A.
- “It was really nice for you to give us coats and to help peo0ple that need it. Thank-you very much for coming and give us the coats”. Maryam
- “I felt very happy when I received my coat. I really needed a new coat because I did not have one. I knew that winter was coming. Thank-you so much!” John A.
As you can see, any support we give these children is received with much appreciation. It was such a wonderful experience to see the smiles on the faces of these children as they received their brand new coat.
Please extend our appreciation to your entire council and agency.
Mrs. M.J. Rossi
November 14, 2016
I would like to thank you and your fellow members of the Knights of Columbus for your generosity and goodness. The coats you donated will be of great assistance to hundreds of students in our schools.
Not only will they and their families appreciate the coats they will receive but as well will benefit from the tremendous example you provide.
Our Catholic School System and the students we serve has benefitted on numerous occasions from the selfless service of the Knights of Columbus. The Coats for Kids campaign is but the most recent example of how the fruits of your goodness will make a real difference in the lives of young people in our community.
Please know that your wonder act of giving/mercy is very much appreciated.
Yours very truly,
Patrick J. Daly, Chairperson of the Board
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
“The Office for Refugees at the Diocese of Hamilton was very grateful to receive a generous donation of winter coats from the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” campaign in early 2016.
The Diocese of Hamilton welcomed more than 100 new Permanent Residents to Canada through our refugee sponsorship program in 2016. In a global community where more than 50% of the world’s refugees are children and youth, many of the refugees sponsored through our program are of school-age, in need of warmth, love, support, shelter, clothing, etc.
In 2016, the Government of Canada provided winter clothing and wear to Syrian newcomers, but other refugee groups were not provided this same support. In this context particularly, the Knights of Columbus initiative played a pivotal role in filling this gap, providing much needed warmth and care to very special young members of our Canadian community.
The value and appreciation of all of the newcomer families that benefited from the generosity of the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” campaign in 2016 cannot be overstated. And, I speak for all families in the pipeline to arrive in Canada this chilly winter season when I say: “thank you for your kindness in caring to keep our children warm”. For, it is only when our children are warm and safe that they are truly free to smile, to play, to thrive.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
Erin Pease, Director, Office for Refugees
January 16, 2016
Dear Mr. Nat Gallo, Brother Knights and Bouvier Agency
With much gratitude, I write this note to thank you and your Brother Knights for your generous contribution of new winter coats for our students at St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School.
As the season of Advent allowed us to prepare spiritually through our promises to Jesus, your generosity has modelled a corporal work of mercy, helping those in need. This made a significant difference in lives of our students.
Your support as a community partner helped to lessen the burden felt by our families trying to provide for their children. Within our economically challenged community we are blessed to have supports in place to assist our children to be ready to learn. We depend on nutrition programs, clothing swap shop, eye glass program and various opportunities to attend events through community sponsorship to help provide for our families.
Our student council leaders and staff advisors were delighted to meet you and receive such a wonderful surprise. Your generous donation of new coats brought much excitement to our students, as they chose new coats: “Thanks, Now, I have a coat of my very own.” “Wow, this is awesome, Thanks.” “Thank you this is my favourite colour, like my friend” “Now, I will be warm for the winter, my Mom will be happy. Thank you” We also received some messages of appreciation from parents for your thoughtful support. The community was truly moved by your spirit of generosity.
Once again, thank you for your very generous support of our students, providing warmth of a new coat as well as emotional support in a time of need. As a school community, we pray that God will continue to bless the Knights of Columbus as Catholic leaders living the Gospel through their generous spirit and altruistic endeavors.
God Bless With much appreciation,