State Deputy Steve Raschke presents the 2016 Youth Activity of the Year Award to Grand Knight Robbert Jankovits of Fredericksburg Council 4034

2016 Youth Activity of the Year Award

Coats for Kids

Fredericksburg Council 4034 in Fredericksburg went above and beyond in its Coats for Kids campaign.  Brother Knights teamed with the parish, community, and their families to locate and deliver the coats to the kids most in need of them.  Many had never owned a new coat before.


The Council’s plan was to raise funds for the coats by holding fundraising dinners at local restaurants that would donate a percentage of each dinner ticket.  The council publicized its program in the church bulletin.  The campaign was so successful that the council exceeded its goal of 8 boxes and was able to purchase 10.


The Victim Witness Assistance Program identified the families that were in extreme need.  In addition to these children, the council provided coats to children at the parish’s day care and school.

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