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Help a child stay warm this winter. Buy a box of Knights of Columbus winter coats.


Spreading the Warmth

There are school kids in Ontario who simply do not have a winter coat. We aim to fix this problem.



In 2022 – Our goal is 10,000 coats – we collected 8,784 coats.
In 2021 – Our goal is 10,000 coats – we collected 7260 coats.
In 2020 – Our goal is 10,000 coats – we collected 8292 coats
In 2019 – Our goal is 10,000 coats – we collected 7956 coats
In 2018 – Our goal was 7000 coats – we collected 6859 coats
In 2017 – Our goal was 3000 coats – we collected 5256 coats
In 2016 – Our goal was 1000 coats – we collected 2676 coats

Knights in Ontario are leaving no neighbor behind by distributing coats to the children of the Constance Lake First Nation community.

Help a child stay warm this winter.  The coats box of 12 winter coats is $335 (includes shipping and handling).


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.


Click here to order online

For cheque payment, complete the online order form, print and mail it along with your cheque to
Ontario State Office – Coats for Kids Program.


To order using a downloadable PDF form, click and fill out the forms below, save and email it to


To order using a downloadable PDF form, click and fill out the forms below, save and email it to

Standard Prepacks

*Note, we will attempt to meet your request, but due to logistics, this may not always be possible.
Thank you for your understanding.

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 ~Out of Stock
Boys TEEN Coats – Sizes S-XL  ~Out of Stock
ADULT Female Coats – Sizes S-XXXL ~Out of Stock
ADULT Male Coats – Sizes S-XXXL  ~Out of Stock

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

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.



Donors (August 2022 – March 2023)
Thank you donors for your generous donations and support.
Merci aux donateurs pour leurs généreux dons et leur soutien

Gold Donors
5 boxes or more


1388 Toronto

10843 St. George’s Parish

4916 Msgr. Paul J. Meyer

485 Pioneer

2438 St. Peter in Chains

11681 Blessed Trinity

1388 Toronto

13417 St Lawrence the Martyr

5860 Fr. Carlo Bianchi Upper Hamilton

10402 St. John Fisher

10874 St. Mark’s Parish

11525 St. Joseph Highland Creek

10370 St. John Vianney

11729 Holy Redeemer

13443 S. Padre Pio

1394 St. Catharines

8950 St. Thomas Aquinas

9528 St. Vincent de Paul

13461 Mater Ecclesiae

9557 St. Vladimir the Great

14421 Immaculate Heart of Mary

14446 Mary Mother of God

755 Ontario

1467 Fr Ernest Deslippe

1507 William J. Sheady

1626 Barrie

3212 St. Mary’s

3515 Our Lady of Perpetual Help

5420 Father Nagle

6091 Father William FitzgeraldEN

7464 Fr. M. Shashkevych

8668 Our Lady of Peace

9079 Monsignor J.H. Ingoldsby

9235 Rev. Clair Tipping

12453  St. Catherine of Siena

13244 St. Rose of Lima

13797 St. Anthony’s Maronite

15999 St. Helen of the Cross

8309 Msgr. Gerard Breen

17065 Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Silver Donors
2-4 boxes

1431 Kilroy

2146 St. Francis of Assisi

4189 Our Lady of Sorrows

4501 St. Michael’s

5558 Luke Hart

6052 St. Jude

7332 Bishop Norman Gallagher

8008 Centennial

8841 Saint-Frère André

9005 Good Shepherd

9544 Holy Redeemer

9989 St. Joseph

11164 St. Benedict’s

11337 Sts. Peter & Paul

11500 Sainte Marie d’Orléans

11535 Bishop Robert Clune

11826 Holy Angels

12909 St. Martin De Porres

13442 St. Basil’s

15861 San Damiano

17397 St. Paul the Apostle / Noelville Lion’s Club

932 Superior

4435 St. David

5571 Eastview-Vanier

5925 Orléans

6519 Our Lady of Grace

6740 St-Gabriel

6777 Holy Rosary

7742 Holy Eucharist

7744 Fr. Ladislaus

8435 St. Raphael

8919 Father Paul J.F. Wattson

13094 Oak Ridges

13781 La Cathedrale Notre Dame Cathedral

14358 Pope John Paul II

1387 Father Brian McKee

1453 Windsor Most Precious Blood

1679 Brantford

2356 Monsignor A.J. McNabb

3349 Msgr. J.H. Touchette

4375 Father Nicholas PointEN

4555 St. John the Evangelist

5005 St-Jacques

5068 St. Lawrence

6198 Conseil Rhéal Franche

6217 Canon John Burke

6361 St. Joseph-Bowmanville

6579 Msgr. J. Francis Hinchey

6664 East Ferris

7569 Father Paquette

7570 All Saints

7873 Divine Infant

8168 Mary and Joseph

8661 Credit Valley

8783 Visitation Parish

9295 Father Regis St. James

9551 St. Ursula

9671 Father Victor C. Cote

9793 St. Therese

10009 St. Ann’s

10416 St. Andrews

10470 St. John the Apostle

10561 St. Pius X

11271 St. Patrick’s

11584 Our Lady of Sorrows

12401 Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

12859 St. Anthony of Padu

14337 St. Lorenzo Ruiz

14727 St Joseph Protector Of The Church

15333 St. Mary and St. Joseph

16005 St. Theresa the Little Flower

16714 St. Augustine’s

17476 St. Jude college

Bronze Donors
1 box

3881 Marian

4917 Our Lady of the Lake

7008 Beaches

9049 Père Paradis

9252 Msgr. T.J. McCarthy

9422 Notre Dame des Champs

10102 St. Michael’s

11268 St. Francis of Assisi

12494 Mother Teresa

12745 Regina Mundi

12820 St. Michael’s Parish

13335 St. Peter’s – Maronite

13405 Our Lady of Mount Carmel

13701 Resurrection of Our Lord

16254 St. Faustina

Assembly 2079


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!

Gerry Smith

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.

God Bless,

Mrs. M.J. Rossi

November 14, 2016

Dear Neil:

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,

Patricia Akers

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