Wilsonville Knights of Columbus branch provides coats for kids
This week, the Wilsonville branch of the Knights of the Columbus donated hundreds of coats to those in need through the nonprofit Northwest Children's Outreach.
Joe Fieweger, an officer for Knights of Columbus, said the group operates alongside St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Wilsonville and that it had requested the coats from the flagship organization, which distributes coats across the country. He added that the local group provides college scholarships and also donated two wheelchairs to the Wilsonville Community Center.
"We try to find out how we can help not only the church but also the people in the vicinity," he said.
The group distributed around 60 cases of coats, which Fieweger said could include 10 to 20 coats in each case. Fieweger said a new coat can be a sense of pride for kids.
"There's always peer pressure to have a new coat, a warm coat, to wear. It is not only good for your well-being, it makes you feel you don't stick out because you don't have anything new," he said.
The coats will be transported to the Northwest Children's Alternative satellite locations, which will then distribute them to those in need.
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