Glitz Glamour & Other Things

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Knights & Ladies Activities

The Knights of Columbus’ and Ladies Auxiliary’s charitable efforts rely on several fund-raisers which kick off in autumn each year.   The next fund-raiser is  “Glitz & Glamour a Second Time Around”.  For several weeks, the Ladies have been collecting donations of usable items that are looking for a new home.  Mark your calendars for November 4th and plan to attend this “fun” raiser.    Proceeds will go towards our new parish kitchen.

Last weekend the 4th Annual Knights Challenge 5K was held.   This event requires a lot of planning and it doesn’t stop there.  Come race day, it takes a village to pull off the event.   The Ladies Auxiliary are always there to assist their Brother Knights.   Other ministries, like TMIY, also helped out.  Working together as a parish is one of the most rewarding aspects of  St. John the Evangelist parish.  We are truly a christian community working together to help others.   See our Knights Challenge website for complete details (click image below).

You’ll find the Knights and Ladies on street corners of Streamwood, by the Post Office and other locations with donation cans for two worthy causes each September. The Annual Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Drive, sometimes referred to as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is held the third weekend of September. Proceeds raised go to local organizations, including PADS, which support individuals and families in need of assistance. The fourth weekend raises funds for Kiwanis via their annual Peanut Drive. The Knights & Ladies were out in force for both these events once again this year.


Thank you to all that volunteered for these various charitable events.   The more people that get involved, the easier it is.   If you haven’t participated this year, consider doing so next year.  There is still time to get involved this year with more upcoming events.   Thank you to our our supporters as well.   Without your help, we couldn’t support these good causes.