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KnightCast Debuts Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST

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The first episode of KnightCast features Supreme Knight Carl Anderson sharing his personal reflections on the significant events of the past two decades. He gives a rare overview of working with three Popes, responding to national crises, battling Covid-19, and expanding our charitable works throughout the world. In this interview, Mr. Anderson also discusses our founder’s beatification, and he shares some of the many meaningful personal experiences of his term as Supreme Knight.

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KnightCast Debuts Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST Sign Up for KnightCast Today! The first episode of KnightCast features Supreme Knight Carl Anderson sharing his personal reflections on the significant events of the past two decades. He gives a rare overview of working with three Popes, responding to national crises, battling Covid-19, and expanding our charitable works […]

Thanksgiving Thank You to Homeless Veterans

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Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.  This Thanksgiving, Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801 of Streamwood, IL, continued that tradition by hosting a fundraiser for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

The Knights support the shelter throughout the year, and normally collect household items at their Christmas party, instead of buying gifts for each other.   Due to the pandemic, the annual party would not be held, therefore, the Knights appealed to their parish, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Streamwood, to fill the void.   The parish responded overwhelming donating cash, gift cards, and household items totaling more than $5000, including two truckloads of new household items.

John Dixon, Veteran Fulfillment Manager Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans said “We are so thankful for all of the donations and generosity of the Knights of Columbus. It is assuring to know that the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans has such amazing support. “

The two deliveries were made to the shelter before Thanksgiving.  We learned that due to the donations, MSHV was able to include $100 in food gift cards to each veteran visiting the shelter prior to Thanksgiving, in addition to their requested household items.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all our donors who made this fundraising event a success.   We owe our veterans a huge thank you for their service.  It warms our heart to see this overwhelming response from our parish.

Daily Herald Article Since its beginnings, the Knights of Columbus has supported active military personnel and our veterans.  This Thanksgiving, Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801 of Streamwood, IL, continued that tradition by hosting a fundraiser for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. The Knights support the shelter throughout the year, and normally collect […]

Coats for Kids Giving Tuesday

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us are busy decorating, planning our dinners and shopping for gifts.

Let’s not lose sight of what Thanksgiving really means — It’s about giving thanks and giving back.

December 1 is Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving that follows the gratefulness of Thanksgiving with the generosity of charity. Do you have it marked on your calendar?

This Giving Tuesday, the Knights of Columbus will raise money to purchase more than 6,000 new coats for children in need. We’ll only have 24-hours to raise $135,000 — the amount needed to bring the gift of warmth to thousands — and we’ll need your help to do it.    Our council has a personal goal of $1500 (that’s 72 coats).  Please spread the word to make this happen.

This year, your gift goes even further. A generous donor has pledged to match every dollar donated this #GivingTuesday up to $135,000.

That means that you can support twice as many kids — but only if you give today!

On Giving Tuesday, we will need your help and generosity to bring the gift of warmth to children this winter. Please mark your calendar and get excited to make a difference!

Donate Online Today With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us are busy decorating, planning our dinners and shopping for gifts. Let’s not lose sight of what Thanksgiving really means — It’s about giving thanks and giving back. December 1 is Giving Tuesday — an international day of giving that follows the gratefulness of Thanksgiving with the generosity of […]

Annual Giving Tree

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Tis The Season of Giving

Annual Giving Tree

Now Through December 20th

Every year at Thanksgiving time, we kickoff our Annual Giving Tree event in conjunction with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Normally, we’d place two Christmas trees, filled with gift tags, in the narthex.  Parishioners would select one or more tags from the trees and then go shopping for age-appropriate toys for the boy or girl they selected.  Gifts were then returned to the trees before Christmas, and the Knights of Columbus would assist Hanover Township staff with the annual Holiday Program toy distribution.

Many families in Hanover Township are in need of assistance this year.  More than 500 families participated in the program last year and more than 1300 toys were distributed. This year we anticipate the demand will be even higher due to the pandemic. Without programs like this, Christmas might be pretty bleak for children of these families.  We’ve been working with the township to simplify the process and keep everyone safe.

No Tags – No Trees

Return Toys to Table in Narthex

Due to current restrictions, which prevent congregating in the narthex, we won’t be putting up Christmas trees filled with tags.  Instead, you decide what age group, Boys and Girls (ages 1-13), you want to purchase your gifts for.   Purchase one or more toys (minimum value $10-$15) and return the unwrapped toys to the parish.  They can be brought to mass or dropped off at the Parish Office during normal business hours.  We will isolate the gifts for a period of time, and then the township will pick them up.

So that you can take advantage of Black Friday and other deals, we are  launching the program earlier than usual.  We also realize that some people may not wish to purchase toys, but would still like to participate.   Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office (cash, gift cards, or check payable to Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus Council #12801) or you can use our secure online donation site (https://kofc12801.square.site/giving-tree) using a credit card or Google Pay.

About Hanover Township Holiday Program

Now thru December 16, families facing financial need can apply for the annual December holiday sponsor-a-family and toy drive programs.

Tis The Season of Giving Annual Giving Tree Now Through December 20th Every year at Thanksgiving time, we kickoff our Annual Giving Tree event in conjunction with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Normally, we’d place two Christmas trees, filled with gift tags, in the narthex.  Parishioners would select one or more tags from the […]

Live Streams for Beatification

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Prayer Vigil Beatification Mass Mass Thanksgiving

If you missed these events live – click on the images above for the videos.

While we wish every Knight could join Supreme Council in New Haven for these events, we hope you and your families are able to participate virtually. Each live stream can be accessed by clicking on the event image above or via the Knights of Columbus YouTube Channel: youtube.com/knightsofcolumbus


 

Live Stream Events

If you missed these events live – click on the images above for the videos. While we wish every Knight could join Supreme Council in New Haven for these events, we hope you and your families are able to participate virtually. Each live stream can be accessed by clicking on the event image above or […]