With many families with young children continuing to struggle in these challenging economic times, Robert Beranger and the Knights of Columbus Reverend Richard Joyce Council 2270 decided to help. This Holiday Season Robert and the Knights worked with the school nurses of the Valley Central School District, Montgomery, New York, providing 72 warm winter coats to children in the community through the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program. The Knights also partnered with Hannaford to distribute over 125 Helping Hands food boxes to families with children.

This is the fifth year Robert has been involved with this cause and the program has been well received by the schools. To date the Knights have donated over 275 coats and several hundred boxes of food.