Members of the Lee’s Summit Knights of Columbus council helped arm a local nonprofit for winter with the donation of dozens of new kids’ coats.
The Knights of Columbus delivered 24 boys and 24 girls coats to Lee’s Summit Social Services ahead of the winter weather in what has become an annual donation tradition for K of C.
The local Knights council is located at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit, one of three councils in town. Annual fundraisers such as Las Vegas Night, the Tootsie Roll drive, breakfasts and golf tournaments all help support the K of C mission and enable the group to make such donations to organizations like LSSS that help children of all needs.
Steve Marsh, the Grand Knight of the Lee’s Summit Knights of Columbus, joined with Mike Connors, financial secretary of the council, and member Dean Heimes to deliver the 48 coats to LSSS Executive Director Matt Sanning.
“The Knights of Columbus have been a wonderful partner to Lee’s Summit Social Services for many years,” Sanning said. “Their donation of winter coats has helped us fill a need for children during such a critical time in the year. We are grateful for their generosity and care that they continue to show our local families and appreciate everything they do year-round.
“While it cannot truly describe our appreciation, we humbly offer our heartfelt ‘thanks’ from Lee’s Summit Social Services and those that will be served by this generous act.”
As Lee’s Summit Social Services makes plans to open its annual Christmas store on Dec. 4 – an opportunity for families in need to shop for children’s gifts at no cost – they are continuing to take donations in all forms, from unwrapped toys and games to monetary gifts. For more information, contact LSSS at 816-525-4357.