(WTNH)– The Knights of Columbus and New Haven Police are teaming up to make sure kids get more than toys this week.
The Knights of Columbus are working with the New Haven Police Department on its ‘Coats for Kids’ program, providing police officers with coats to distribute as they encounter children and families in need.
Officers are tying charity into their daily activities. The police will give away children’s coats donated by the Knights of Columbus during their regular activities in the community, making routine rounds. The program is a department-wide effort.
The Knights of Columbus say this is a way to show compassion to the members of the community. The Knights of Columbus has given away more than 230,000 coats to US and Canadian children since 2009 and 4,000 going to Connecticut kids this year.