St Bridget Coad Drive Success – Letter to Monsignor Carr

Dear Reverend Monsignor Carr, Dr. Clift, clergy, and all the wonderful staff of St. Bridget Church and School,

We at your Knights of Columbus Council 5476, wish to thank all of you for the tremendous support of the Coats for Kids drive you provided, last week. For all your efforts (getting the word out during Mass, the email and bulletin blasts, permission to put collection bins for the week on Snowball, and the many other things you did unheralded), please know that the drive was a complete success and the community at large will benefit.

Parishioners and school parents really were true heroes too. I was overwhelmed by not just the number of coats, but the quality of the jackets, sweaters and other articles of clothing people freely gave.

So how did we all do?

It turns out our faith community shattered the record of coats collected since 1988. They estimate we turned in 1300-1500 coats throughout the week. The largest drop off in history prior to this was 700, when another school contributed to the drive.We have been asked to help them again, next year, and with your permission and blessing, we will do so. 

This has been truly great for the kids and their financially distressed parents who will benefit from these efforts. 

Thanks to all of you, we truly gave the Gift of Warmth to many this year.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

Doug Lynch

KOC 5476 Activities Director

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