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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) - Three high schools from the Diocese of Fall River partnered with the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids programs to distribute roughly 2,100 coats for deserving children in the community.

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. the Bishop Stang location assisted with the distribution of coats to the public. 

Anyone who was in need of a coat, (from child size 7 to teen sizes), were able to stop by one of the three Catholic High Schools locations and get one. 

The locations we as followed:

Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, MA
Bishop Connolly High School, 373 Elsbree Street, Fall River
Coyle and Cassidy High School, 2 Hamilton Street, Taunton

These schools provided the student volunteers, as well as the facilities, to ensure that each and every child had a chance to get the coat of their choice.

Each of the coats were new and had been purchased through the generous donations of parishioners at St. Mary’s parishes in both Mansfield and
Norton locations in addition to their respective Knights of Columbus councils.

Brian J. Healy, Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids Program Chairman of the George C. Shields Council 420 in Mansfield stated, "This year, our goal was to expand the distribution so that more families have access to new coats without the need to drive a long distance. With the early onset of cold temperatures, this program
is coming at an opportune time.”

If individuals are still interested in donating, donors can contribute to The Ben
Cavallo, Coats for Kids Fund (George C. Shields Council 420) at to support this ongoing program.

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