Monday, November 21st, at 10 a.m. at Ss. James & John Catholic School,1012 Somerset Street in East Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, and local members of the Knights of Columbus will hand out 1,700 new winter coats to students from Ss. James and John and three other Catholic schools serving children in Baltimore City, as well as students at area Head Start programs.
The coats have been purchased new and donated by the Knights of Columbus. Archbishop Lori is Supreme Chaplain of the Knights, the largest Catholic fraternal men’s organization in the world.
This is the second year of the Knights’ Coats for Kids program, which handed out 1,000 coats to children in Sandtown-Winchester in 2015. The other Catholic schools receiving coats are Holy Angels Catholic School in Southwest Baltimore, Archbishop Borders School in Highlandtown, and Cardinal Shehan School in Baltimore’s Northwood community.
There are over 1,000 students in the four Catholic “community” schools receiving coats.