The Knights of Columbus are known around the world for their charitable donations to various causes and non profits ranging from hospitals to homeless shelters. The local Knight councils are regularly donating money but even though the donations are common, every now and then a council goes far above and beyond the norm and donates huge amounts of money that they have managed to raise. Knights Council 6125 is one such council; it manage to pull together over $15,000 in donations and donated all of that money to 10 non profits located in Brevard County, as well as to the other Florida Knights of Columbus charities.
Presented on June 25th, the donation checks went out to a number of charities that focused on a broad spectrum of needs found in the state of Florida. Along with various Catholic schools and organizations, money was also earmarked for farms, hospitals, and the local Special Olympics organization for Brevard. All of the money donated came from fundraising drives for people who have intellectual and mental disabilities, as well as money coming from the weekly bingo sessions, council dances, and council community dinners. This year marks the 132 year of existence for the Knights of Columbus and due to the importance of charity to the organization, contributions have been made every year by every chapter to their local community.
One of the most noteworthy uses of the donation money is the $5,000 that was given to an organization that focuses solely on helping homeless women and children throughout Florida. The money is going to the Brevard Rescue Mission‘s “Casa Carol” program that works to help underserved families gain the necessary skills to become financially independent and free from government welfare. Money also went to the Parrish Medical Center’s Palliative Care program, which focuses on training and certifying Advanced Care Planning facilitators . These are people who enter communities and help people plan their healthcare decisions based on their different stages of health. It’s good to see the Knights of Columbus doing what they do best, helping the needy and underserved!
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