Community Director - Terry Walter
2019 Knight's Family Picnic
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Knights of Columbus Leave No Neighbor Behind Program
From the moment of the founding of the Knights of Columbus in 1882, charity has been the first principle of our organization. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. In 2016, the Knights of Columbus set a record in charitable giving for the 18th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased from $175 million in 2015 to a new total of $177,500,673 in 2016. In addition, we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2016, volunteering more than 75 million hours of service. The number of service hours contributed by Knights rose in 2016 by more than a million over the previous year’s total.
Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. Our own unique charities include the Christian Refugee Relief Fund, Disaster Relief and Coats for Kids. We also partner with international charities including Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity.
Council 8600 of the Knights of Columbus, which is affiliated with Saint Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA, is committed to serve our neighbors in need.