COATS FOR KIDS DRIVE 2021
The purpose for this letter is to ask you to join us and support the 7th Annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” program sponsored by Trinity Council 5467 in Woodbridge. When families struggle to clothe their children with warm coats in the winter, the Knights of Columbus help meet this basic need with the Coats for Kids program. The goal is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season. Since our program started in 2015, Trinity Council 5467 has distributed 1,944 coats. In 2020 we set a new record and distributed 552 coats to individual families, schools, parishes and service organizations in Ansonia, Bethany, Bridgeport, Milford, New Haven, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge.
Last year, through your generosity, we were able to raise $11,897. This year, we would like to meet or exceed last year’s coat drive and distribute 600 coats to needy children throughout New Haven County. To achieve this goal, the council will need to raise $12,500. Each box of 12 coats cost the council $250. If you would like to make a donation of any amount to help purchase these coats, please mail your check, payable to the Trinity Council #5467, to Patrick Early Jr., 18 Anthony Court, Bethany, CT 06524 by October 17th to assist us with our planning.
Please contact Pat Early (H-203-393-1034, C-203-376-6377) or Bob Ellis (H-203-393-0787, C-203-494-8160) if you have questions or if you know of families with children who could benefit from receiving a new winter coat. The coats will be distributed between October 17-December 18. Thank you for considering this request.
Pat Early, Coats for Kids Co-Chairman
Bob Ellis, Coats for Kids Co-Chairman
Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council #5467, Woodbridge, CT
Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. It is a family oriented fraternal organization. Trinity Council is affiliated with Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Woodbridge, CT. The Council has a diverse membership of 115. We plan, organize and participate in numerous parish, religious, social, fraternal and fundraising events throughout the year. The Council meets at the Center Road church hall the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00PM. If you’d like to attend a meeting, or learn more, feel free to contact Mark Bednar at (808) 457-2821 or email [email protected].
The Knights of Columbus council (Trinity Council #5467) is always looking for new recruits. Membership is “FREE” until June 30th, 2021. Its easy to sign up on line. Go to: kofc.org/joinus then enter the promo code MCGIVNEY2020. If you have any questions feel free to contact: Mark Bednar at (808) 457-2821 or [email protected].
Together, we’re empowering Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community.
Our goal is to help men, their families and their parishes grow closer to Christ. Through our programs and resources, we provide opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith.
Trinity Council #5467 Officers (Our Lady of the Assumption Church)
Grand Knight: Mark Bednar
Deputy Grand Knight: Andy Bucci
Chaplain: Father Christopher Ford
Financial Secretary: John Winchell
Treasurer: Tom Buffa
Chancellor: David Farrell
Advocate: Anthony Monelli
Recorder: Greg Karwowski
Warden: John Binkowski
Inside Guard: Mike Hogan
Outside Guard: Walter Risch
Trustee: Russ Faroni
Trustee: Pat Early
Trustee: Carlos Alvarez