Worthy Grand Knight and District Deputy,
We shared with you earlier the 3 easy steps to a successful “Coats for Kids” program this year: PLAN, ORDER and DISTRIBUTE. Hopefully during July and August, you “PLANNED” when and where you want to distribute the “Coats for Kids”.
As we said earlier, Now is the time to “ORDER” your coats. There are 12 coats per case, of various sizes ($247.38 per case for Toddler, Child, Youth; and $304.24 Teen and Adult sizes, price includes shipping). You need to place your order through KnightsGear.com; select “Coats for Kids” near the top selection list. Select the products and quantity you want to order. The coats will be mailed directly to your council or the address of your choice.
We have another option to help those councils that may not be able to afford purchasing one or more cases. You can send whatever amount you can afford to:
ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL
PO BOX 309
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463-0309
Make your check payable to: “Illinois State Council”, put “Coats for Kids” and the Council number in the memo line on the check, let us know if you have a size or gender preference to be ordered and provide us with a contact person. We hope to get the Supreme Council to match our orders from the State Council.
We hope to get the orders from the State Council completed in October so that the coats arrive quickly and can be DISTRIBUTED in November.
Remember to promote the “Coats for Kids” event in your parish and community by bulletin announcements, pulpit announcements, posting on your council and parish website or through social media pages.
Coats for Kids Chairman