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“How can I make my community better?” through Charity. Councils members come together as one to accomplish great things. Councils that conduct programs are positively shaping their communities by addressing the needs of its citizens.



Coats for Kids- Provide warmth for deserving children during the cold winter
months. The goal for Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North

America goes without a coat during the winter season. Councils can purchase

new winter coats in need at a discount and can distribute in their communities.

Global Wheelchair Mission- Change the lives of people with disabilities

worldwide. The Knights of Columbus has partnered with the Global Wheelchair

Mission since 2003 with the goal of providing wheelchairs to all those who lack

the freedom of mobility, changing the lives of people with disabilities worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity- Build homes for families in need. Knights of Columbus

councils work closely with Habitat for Humanity a non profit Christian

organization to build homes for families in need at substantially reduced costs.

Each year, councils throughout the Order donate a considerable number of

volunteer hours and dollars to this worthy cause.

Disaster Preparedness- Knights of Columbus will ensure that their members,

families and parish communities are prepared through a campaign that

promotes planning and education.

Free Throw Championship-Provide an athletic outlet for youth ages 9 to 14

in the community

Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest- Encourage youth in your community

to become citizens grounded in faith through creative writing. The goal of this

program is to involve young Catholics in 8 to12th grad in civic discourse and

instill in them religious and life affirming values.

Helping Hands- is designed to recognize the important work many councils

already do to care for the most disadvantaged members of our communities,

councils will aid the needy through the activities they feel best suit their


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