Coats for Kids Program
Council: 11257 - PORTLAND
Council 11257 raised funds from our Council members and others to purchase 7 cases (84) of coats for children to distribute to those in need during the holiday season. 60 of the coats were donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Soup kitchen and given to children of the homeless and to newly arriving immigrants to Portland. We also donated 24 of the coats to the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program in Portland. The cost of the coats were $1650. The family of the death of one of our members who headed up this effort for our council also donated funds raised in lieu of flowers in his honor. The council purchased additional with the funds.