KNIGHTS IN Action

These are difficult times for everyone in our State.  Challenging times reveal the true character of an individual as well as an organization.

 

How we react to these times will define the Legacy of the Knights of Columbus for years to come.

Western Council Donates C&B Proceeds to Parish

On February 10th, the Grand Knight, Thomas Ahearn and Lee Butler presented Fr. Leon with a check for $6,211.00 ($5,514 from the books + $697 from cash donations).
Last Fall, Lee Butler (C & B Chairman at St. Gregory Council #14687) came up with a plan to send one book to every parish family of St. Gregory the Great RCC, in Amherst, NY. The Pastor, Fr. Leon Biernat, gave the council a list of families who normally receive mail from the parish. He also wrote a letter of endorsement for the project, asking parishioners to participate. The knights stuffed envelopes with the Pastor's letter, a book of tickets and further instructions.
The families purchased 919 books plus some cash donations. In 2019 the council sold 92 books. That is a ten-fold increase in sales.

Program

Conference

Entity

14687

St. Gregory Council

Western

Monetary Donation

Other

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Greg Traves

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Parish Support

Hudson Valley Council Feeds the Homeless

Brothers from the LaGrange council of the Knights of Columbus recently fed 110 of Poughkeepsie’s homeless. We miss serving that hot home cooked meal. Which we have not been able to do since the beginning of the pandemic. Nevertheless, we continue on our mission of leaving no neighbor behind!!

Program

Conference

Entity

13378

LaGrange Council

Hudson Valley

Meal

No Neighbor Behind

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Carl Schneider

Link

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Coats for Kids

Past Grand Knight of Council 8637, Ron Nelson, delivers two boxes of coats for kids to the Alamo in Pine Island NY. The Alamo services migrant workers children. Great job by our brothers from Chester.

Program

Conference

Entity

8637

St Columba Council

Hudson Valley

Supplies

Coats for Kids

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ron Nelson

Link

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Northern Council Provide Christmas Meal

For the third year in a row, Ogdensburg’s Knights of Columbus will be hosting its annual Christmas dinner to ensure no one will go hungry during the holidays. The Knights of Columbus took over hosting a Christmas dinner for those in need when the Ogdensburg Amvets disbanded in 2018. It also hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner during which members fed roughly 650 people this year.

Program

Conference

Entity

258

Msgr. Charbonneau

Northern

Meal

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Dr. Charles Robinson

Link

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West-Put Provides Coats for Kids

Great job.... Gary Leonardo, Mike Griffen and Westchester/Putnam Knights of Columbus.....
coats going to children that need them!!!

Program

Conference

Entity

1

Westchester/Putnam Conference

West-Putnam

Supplies

Coats for Kids

Activity Type

Conference

Contact

Rick Ditrio

Link

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Catholic Charities Donation

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster was the grateful beneficiary of a $500 donation from The Most Precious Blood Council #9254 of the Knights of Columbus. The funds, presented by the Council’s Grand Knight Jason Matadobra and District Deputy Paul Plate', to Catholic Charities’ Deputy CEO, Shannon Kelly, will be used to support the non-profit agency’s social safety net programs, including emergency food and shelter assistance.

“As the days grow colder and the pandemic lingers on, families are struggling to stay warm and safe. Catholic Charities is fortunate to have the support of community partners, like the Knights of Columbus, who embrace our mission to provide help and create hope for our neighbors in need. We are stronger together,” said Shannon Kelly.

Program

Conference

Entity

9254

Most Precious Blood Council

Hudson Valley

Monetary Donation

No Neighbor Behind

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Jason Matabobra

Link

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Queens Knights Help Children

Saint Robert of Bellamine’s Knights of Columbus donated to The Bridge To Life a generous donation of baby jackets, baby food and formula. They also donated a generous check. The babies will be nice and warm this winter thanks to folks like the Knights.

Program

Conference

Entity

8964

St Robert of Bellarmine's Council

Queens

Supplies

No Neighbor Behind

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

Link

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Northern Council Honored

On October 22, 2020 Ticonderoga Council 333 was honored to receive the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Organization of the Year Award. The Chamber also honored Sue Liddell, wife of longtime Council 333 Financial Secretary Richard Liddell, with its Volunteer of the Year Award. The presentations are symbolic of almost every K of C Council - husband and wife working side-by-side for the betterment of their council, parish and community. Carolyn Ida, TACC Board Chair, stated, “The 2020 Organization of the Year Award goes to an organization that is a wonderful support of the community in a variety of ways. Run by all volunteers they are consistently supporting local organizations, causes, programs, St. Mary's School and Church and the community as a whole."

Program

Conference

Entity

333

Ticonderoga Council

Northern

Services

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

John Ryan

Link

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Queens Food Drive

The Monsignor Dillon Council held a Food Drive Saturday November 7.
The Drive took in 225lbs of food and cash donations in the amount of $330.00

Program

Conference

Entity

5872

Monsignor Dillon Council

Queens

Supplies

Food for Family

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Rqlph Cefalo

Link

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Coats to Catholic Charities

The Brothers of the Warwick Valley donated coats to Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. “We are blessed to receive this generous donation of new children’s coats from Warwick Knights of Columbus,” said Michael Peters, Resource Exchange Coordinator.

Program

Conference

Entity

4259

Warwick Valley Council

Hudson Valley

Supplies

Coats for Kids

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Bob Long GK

Link

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