Port Orange Knights of Columbus members distribute new coats to students for the winter
Fundraisers were held throughout the year to buy the coats.
| 9:10 p.m. November 16, 2017
Ormond Beach Observer
More children will have something warm to wear this winter thanks to hundreds of new coats that were bought and donated to schools by the Port Orange Knights of Columbus, Counsel #8086.
The Coats for Kids initiative is a yearly event put on by the Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church's non-profit. This year, students at Turie T. Small Elementary, South Daytona Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary and Westside Elementary received winter coats.
"Every little bit helps," Tim Carnago, Knights of Columbus spokesperson said.
Throughout the year, Knights of Columbus members raise funds to buy the coats, which are later given to the schools to be distributed to students.
Funds were raised for the program with a Duck Derby and by selling Tootsie Rolls and raffle tickets. More than 300 members of the club contributed to this event, which is done every year in the fall.
"Our job is charity," Grand Knight Tim Mell said. "At the local levels we go out within the community and make sure all the young children within the community have coats during the winter time."