Knights of Columbus give the gift of warmth

STAYING WARM Susan Fox, FRC director, Lance Lyons of Knights of Columbus, Raymond Mouse, Coats for Kids coordinator, Maria Gonzalez, Spanish interpreter, and Linda Tillery, parent educator, are shown with kindergartener Cayden Stephens.

STAYING WARM Susan Fox, FRC director, Lance Lyons of Knights of Columbus, Raymond Mouse, Coats for Kids coordinator, Maria Gonzalez, Spanish interpreter, and Linda Tillery, parent educator, are shown with kindergartener Cayden Stephens.

The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church has been participating in a Coats for Kids program by providing 48 new coats to the Family Resource Center in Lenoir City.

Families with young children are struggling to provide sufficient clothing during challenging economic times and Grand Knight Lance Lyons said “this was a good time for the Knights to help by providing warm winter coats to children in the Loudon community.”

The coats were recently presented to Susan Fox, director of the Family Resource Center of Lenoir City Schools.

The coats help support a “Santa’s Helper” program that assists families in need. Ms. Fox said $56,000 was spent to serve 560 families in 2013-14.

Civic groups, clubs, or individuals interested in supporting the Santa’s Helper program or volunteering for other FRC programs can contact the FRC at 865-986-0518 or visit www.lenoircityschools.com.

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