Knights of Columbus Donate Children’s Coats

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In anticipation of the impending cold weather, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster received a donation of new winter coats for children from the Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus Council #4952. Catholic Charities staff will distribute the donated coats to local families in need. 

“We are blessed to receive this generous donation of new children’s coats from Warwick Knights of Columbus,” said Michael Peters, Resource Exchange Coordinator. “Throughout the fall, Catholic Charities is the grateful beneficiary of various area coat drives, however, new and gently-used coats for boys and girls are frequently in short supply. We are incredibly grateful to the Knights for making this gift that will warm the bodies and the spirits of young people this winter,” added Peters. 

Mr. Peters accepted the donation of coats from Council members Jack Ellis and Bob Long at St. Stephen’s Church in Warwick. 

To make a monetary donation toward the purchase of new coats for children, contact Kristin Jensen at or 294-5124, x1005. Donations may also be made securely online at and indicating “winter coat drive” in the notes. 

Those seeking assistance with winter coats or other basic necessities should email Catholic Charities’ regional helpline at

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Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus Council members Jack Ellis, center, & Bob Long, right, presented 48 new winter coats for children to Michael Peters, Resource Exchange Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, & Ulster.

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