Catholic Charities is one of the two charities that receive coats from the Walker Winter Coat Drive; the other is the Coalition for Compassion and Justice.

This is the ninth year that Victoria has gathered coats from the community. It’s hard to believe that in these nine years 1,507 coats have been donated to these two organizations.

This year there were a total of 190 coats gathered! This includes all adult coats, children’s coats and new children’s coats. Victoria has a “Koats for Kids” fund that people can contribute $20 to if they have emptied their closets of all unloved coats. With this contribution new coats are purchased for children.

This has been a great community project and one that gives in many ways. Besides donating coats folks can sign up to pledge $1 per coat to fund the Salvation Army “Christmas Angel” program and the Catholic Charities’ “Project Hope” Thanksgiving Dinner $50 Fry’s gift cards. One coat sure does a lot.