Carleton Place/ Almonte Knights of Columbus
Contributing to our Communities
The overriding guiding principle of the Knights of Columbus is ‘charity’. We are a not for profit Catholic men’s organization dedicated to the notion that by working together in a fraternal and unified manner we can support disadvantaged people, (regardless of their faith) groups in our communities, and organizations that seek to improve life in our communities.
As an example this past year, we contributed to the tornado disaster relief fund for Dunrobin and area. The Knights have supplied winter clothing for students in need in both Carleton Place and Almonte. We collaborated with Holy Name Of Mary parishioners in Almonte to raise money for the Almonte Hospital Foundation drive to purchase advanced screening equipment for the hospital.
We are particularly concerned with supporting youth through specific activities including organizing free throw basketball events in our High Schools. We also on an exception basis have supported High School students who wish to do outreach for humanitarian or spiritual projects. The Knights provide a scholarship to a deserving High School student as identified by the School Principal.
The Knights donated financially to both disadvantaged individuals and groups in our communities. As an example, we have supported financially and donated Council members time and energy to support our Syrian families in Almonte and Carleton Place. Annually the Knights contribute financially to the Arthritis Society.
We raise money in a variety of ways most especially by putting on Parish breakfasts, steak dinners, roast beef dinners, pasta evenings, school BBQs, garage sales etc: if you are a practising Catholic gentlemen, at least 18 years of age, and you have some time (no matter how little) and you are interested in spending time with like-minded men please consider joining us.
Please contact Jim Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.