Knights of Columbus donates 100 new coats to kids in need

LEWISTON, ID - Christmas came early for elementary students in the Lewiston School District after more than 100 brand new children's coats were donated Friday from a local organization.

The Knights of Columbus Council 1024 presented the district with enough coats to keep those children in need of warmth this season bundled up. In addition to the more than 100-coat donation, the Knights of Columbus also presented a check for $1,500 to the Idaho Food Bank's "Food BackPack for kids," program.

"Not only are we ensuring that children are going to be taken care of for their clothing but we're also ensuring that they're going to be taken care of to feed their stomachs too, which is very important." said Knights of Columbus financial secretary Jim Spangler.

The roughly 50-girls coats and 50-boys coats will be divided between the seven Lewiston Elementary schools for those children in need.