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Two boxes of children's winter puff jackets (24) boys and girls were donated
Mercy Comprehensive Care Center
Louisiana Street, Buffalo
Knights of Columbus Council 12829
Christ the King of East Aurora


Left to right: Jeanne O'Hara, Manager of Mercy Comprehensive Care Center; John Kalinowski, Vice President of Mission Integration at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and member of Council 12829; Kathy Bragagnola, Social Worker at MCCC.

The Coats for Kids donated to Mercy Comprehensive Care Center mainly serve the underserved of what was the Perry Projects on Louisiana Street and surrounding areas of Old South Ward This Primary Care Center serves many immigrant and refugees newly arrived in Buffalo. Many come with only the clothes on their backs, and organizations such as Catholic Charities and St. Vincent DePaul assist these people in getting a new start in the USA. Because these are very poor, their medical needs are covered at primary care centers at little or no cost. Additionally, Kathy Bragagnolo, Social Worker at MCCC, assists these families in applying for Social Services help, housing and clothing needs. She also assist patients in finding medical specialists in the area. Kathy also, along the the manager, Jeanne O'Hara provide clothing food and clothing through St. Bridget's Closet. The coats are distributed to those families that are the neediest and are screened by Kathy and her staff.

MCCC assists families from newborn pediatrics to elder care. They also run clinics for Healthy Heart Programs and Stroke Support.

Mercy Comprehensive Care Center Coats for Kids Program