The Knights of Columbus of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Charlie Clark Nissan and Fort Bliss will come together to spread some warmth and cheer this holiday season with students from the Canutillo Independent School District.
The organizations will provide 250 winter coats, stuffed animals, and more to children in the Canutillo community most in need through the annual Coats for Kids program. The distribution of coats and gifts will be at 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at the Grand Fort Bliss Movie Theater located at Freedom Crossings on Fort Bliss, 1619 Pleasonton Rd. Every adult will need a recreational pass to get on base.
“This charitable collaboration always brings lots of joy to our kids who need it the most,” said Executive Director of Student Support Services at Canutillo ISD, Dr. Monica Reyes. “In some cases, this program will provide the only coat a child will own this winter. We are grateful to our community partners and always look forward to this annual event to spread some holiday cheer to our kids and families.”
The distribution event will offer games and fun activities for kids, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Food will be provided by Something Different Mobile Kitchen, cupcakes by M. Villarreal, and popcorn by The Grand Movie Theater.
The Coats for Kids program provides warmth for children in need during cold winter months. The goal of the program is to ensure that no child
in North America goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.