The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services. There are more than 1.85 million members in nearly 15,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses.
Our Concil in Tinley Park, Illinois was formed over 60 years ago and maintains over 300 members. These members volunteer their time to make our charitable programs work and assist five local parishes when they request assistance: St. George, St. Damians, St. Julie, St. Elizabeth Seton, and St. Stephens.
Acting on our number one priciple of Charity, we have participated (and started) many charitable programs for those in need. These include "Coats for Kids", 40 Cans for Lent (which over 12 tons of food has been collected over the past 6 years and distributed to LOCAL food pantries), blood drives at local churches, feeding of the hungry through the Pro Labore Dei program, and our Intellectual Disabilities Tootsie Roll Drive which was started by our Council over 50 years ago. Through this program alone, we have donated all funds collected from our street drive and candy sales to12 Local organizations including Special Olympics, for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
If you are inclined to make a donation and support our charitable mission, we thank you. If you are unable, that's OK, but please pass this on to your social network.
"If everyone does a little, no one has to do it all".
Thank you for your time and God Bless.