OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA 34652
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Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 11680
5340 High Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652
Local Knights of Columbus Distributes 432 Winter Jackets to Needy Youth
New Port Richey, FL – Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 11680 recently distributed some of the 432 warm winter jackets to disadvantaged, poor and homeless children and youth in the West Pasco area at the Msgr. Foynes Parish Hall while maintaining health and social distancing guidelines.
After a successful three-month Coats for Kids Campaign, Knights of Columbus Council 11680 raised over $7,400 from 160 local individuals and businesses which was enough to purchase 432 warm winter jackets. With the assistance of Our Lady Queen of Peace St. Vincent de Paul Society, these winter jackets were distributed over several days, beginning December 5th, to: food depraved students at a local elementary school, needy children of the OLQP parish, and several social service agencies serving disadvantaged, homeless and abused teens. In addition, the St. Vincent de Paul Society donated 200 hand knitted stocking caps that were donated with the jackets.
Knight Pat Burroughs, Chair of the Coats for Kids campaign, stated: “ The success of this effort was due to the grace of God, as evidenced by the donations of so many people and businesses made under the most challenging of conditions during the past several months.” He also expressed sincere appreciation to the Knights of Council 11680 for their hard work and prayers.