Knight of Columbus
From the moment of its inception in 1882, charity has been the moving force behind the Knights of Columbus.
"We are men of faith and men of action."
During the past year alone, the Knights of Columbus donated nearly $155 million to charity and provided 70 million volunteer hours of charitable service. We commit ourselves to these acts of charity because we see the needy through the eyes of faith. Furthermore, as member of the Knights of Columbus, we work as a team to bring about these acts of charity. Pope Bendict XVI calls this, "the practice of love…as one community."
Our charitable service encompasses an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. Included in the international projects are the Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity. Local projects include providing food and clothing for the poor and projects especially for children. While providing these services, we are given an unaccountable number of opportunities to work together with other Knights of Columbus members and their families.
Knights are men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith. If you would like to be part of an international organization of 1.8 million men and counting, whose main goal is to help those in need, we would like to meet you. We invite you to join our cause.