Family Resource Center Administrator Ginger West (l-r), Ladies Auxiliary President Pearl Sheehan and Knights of Columbus Council 6168 Grand Knight Jerry Orbino show some of the coats donated to the Family Resource Center in Hernando. The coats will go to area children in need.
BEVERLY HILLS--Knights of Columbus Council 6168 and its Ladies Auxiliary donated 36 brand new, still-wrapped-in-cellophane, boys and girls winter coats to the Family Resources Center in Hernando.
The coats from the Knights and Ladies were purchased through the Knights of Columbus nationally sponsored “Coats for Kids” program. In addition, a new 37th coat was donated anonymously.
Ginger West, Family Resource Center administrator, was grateful on behalf of area children who will receive the coats. She said that there is a strong demand at the center in winter for blankets and coats, even in Florida.
Since 2009 nearly 400,000 coats like these have been distributed to children in need throughout the United States and Canada. This is the eighth time that Knights of Columbus Council 6168, which is associated with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, has donated coats to the Family Resource Center.