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Volunteers Needed After Masses

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Brothers,

This weekend is the 51st Annual Intellectual Disabilities (Tootsie Roll) Drive.  This is our most visible event each year.

IL Knights of Columbus raise about $2M for organizations that cater to the needs of people with disabilities. This year we are under constraints due to the pandemic.   But, the mission must go on – if we don’t raise the money for them, who will.

We just obtained approval from St. John’s to collect donations after all the masses this weekend (September 19-20, 2020).

It will be done differently than in the past.

We will post 1 or 2 volunteers at each of the parking lot exits and they will make pulpit announcements that we are collecting donations.

Volunteers will need to wear masks and gloves (we will provide the gloves). 

Only volunteer if you are not in the “at risk” category or are comfortable doing so.

If you can assist at one of the masses, please either sign up using the online Sign Up sheet  or simply respond to this email with your availability and your cell phone number.   Note:  the sign up sheet shows the mass start / stop time.  You’ll need to get to church prior to the end of the mass to pickup tootsie rolls, cannister, vest, and gloves.  The actual collection will probably only take 10 – 15 minutes, so we aren’t asking for a lot of your time.

Sign Up Online:   http://kofc12801.org/sign-up-sheets/?sheet_id=28

I know that many members aren’t comfortable collecting, but would still want to help.   

Three ways to help:    Volunteer after mass, make a personal donation, promote to your friends / families

You can make a donation personally, or publicize it to your contacts.  If every Knight were to be responsible for $30 of funds (collected / donated) we’d make our goal.   We have several people covering the street corner at Irving & Park Blvd.  – Friday & Saturday, but have a critical shortage for masses.

Our FB page has posts that can be shared with your contacts.

Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help us meet our goal ($2950) for the year.

Questions:  email grandknight@kofc12801.org

 

https://kofc12801.square.site/ Brothers, This weekend is the 51st Annual Intellectual Disabilities (Tootsie Roll) Drive.  This is our most visible event each year. IL Knights of Columbus raise about $2M for organizations that cater to the needs of people with disabilities. This year we are under constraints due to the pandemic.   But, the mission must go on […]

Register Today – Retirement Seminar

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Register Today – Attend In Person or Virtually

All members and non-members must preregister so that we can control capacity.

Prior to our normal October Business Meeting, we will be streaming a retirement seminar from the Parish Center.

The Illinois General Agencies will be hosting a virtual benefit night in October. Our incredible guest speaker Tom Hegna will present valuable information to all catholic families in our parishes and communities. All councils have been asked to invite members and non-members to register for this upcoming event. This event will count towards one of our required Benefit Nights for the Star Council award for this year.
Our guest speaker will be Tom Hegna. When it comes to retirement, many consider Tom Hegna to be THE retirement income EXPERT!

About this Event

“Don’t Worry, Retire Happy! Seven Steps to Retirement Security” is your guide to straight-forward retirement planning in uncertain times. In this presentation, Tom will simplify the retirement journey with his seven steps to retirement security. Learn how to make a trouble-free plan for retirement with a solid foundation to build on for future generations. Avoid living a just-in-case retirement and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Whether you are a late starter with your retirement planning or you have significant savings, this presentation outlines how to make the most from the least with the smallest amount of risk.

We will be live-streaming this seminar from the Parish Center. You will also receive a link to the online event should you prefer to attend remotely.

We are limited to 50 attendees onsite, so register early if you wish to attend in person.

Register Today – Attend In Person or Virtually All members and non-members must preregister so that we can control capacity. Prior to our normal October Business Meeting, we will be streaming a retirement seminar from the Parish Center. The Illinois General Agencies will be hosting a virtual benefit night in October. Our incredible guest speaker […]

Caring For Our Veterans

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Ongoing Collection of Supplies for Homeless Vets

The Fourth Principle of the Knights of Columbus is Patriotism.  Our Veterans deserve our help, especially those who have returned from their service and find themselves homeless or in need.   The pandemic makes things worse, as they may be cut off from their friends, family, and resources to help them survive.

That’s where the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans comes in.  It is a non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

Louis Neri Jr, a member of our council and American Legion Post 1212 of Bartlett, IL. He got our council involved in collecting donations  and  coordinates the collection of NEW items for MSHV.  Items in red on the wish list are in critical need at this time.

Contact Louis for more information or to donate items (see flyer for contact info).

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans’ (MSHV) Mobile Outreach Program

PLEASE JOIN THEM FOR THEIR FIRST EVENT!!!

Where: American Legion Post 556 at Cantigny Park (1S151 Winfield Rd. Wheaton, IL 60189)

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

If you know of a veteran that could use a hand up, please have them contact MSHV.  Download their Flyer for Details.

Ongoing Collection of Supplies for Homeless Vets The Fourth Principle of the Knights of Columbus is Patriotism.  Our Veterans deserve our help, especially those who have returned from their service and find themselves homeless or in need.   The pandemic makes things worse, as they may be cut off from their friends, family, and resources to […]

Other Events in October

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Register or Donate today

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FINAL CALL — We are just a couple weeks away from the end of our Virtual 5K Run / Walk which benefits Hanover Township Food Pantry.   We still need $2000 – $3000 to meet our $5000 goal.

Many of you have helped with the past 6 years of races.  Many of you have also participated in the actual race.   This year, things are different, but the need is still there.

Please consider making a personal donation or getting someone to register or donate.   If every member were to get about $30 raised, we’d meet our goal.

 

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The Ladies Auxiliary will need our help on Saturday unloading donations at Savers or our storage facility.  There are limits to how much they can deliver at one time and they may need to make multiple trips.   More details will be distributed closer to the event.  If you can help,  please email grandknight@kofc12801.org to be put on our list of volunteers.  Watch for Sign Up Sheet on our website as well.

 

FINAL CALL — We are just a couple weeks away from the end of our Virtual 5K Run / Walk which benefits Hanover Township Food Pantry.   We still need $2000 – $3000 to meet our $5000 goal. Many of you have helped with the past 6 years of races.  Many of you have also participated […]

Accepting Online Donations

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Donations Needed

Intellectual Disabilities Drive

Knights Challenge 5K

Fall is our busy time for fund-raising, but this year, it’s challenging …

Will you step Into the Breach?

  • Ask Friends, Family, Co-Workers to visit our Donation Site  (https://kofc12801.square.site/)
  • Donation cans are available (with / without Tootsie Rolls)
  • Sleeve of 50 Tootsie Rolls ($20 local delivery / $30 shipped) for sale (purchase yourself or promote)
  • Volunteer to man select corners in Streamwood on September 18-19
  • Sign up for our Virtual Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk  (anywhere / anytime)
  • Promote the Virtual 5K to Friends, Family, Co-Workers ($10 or $25 registration)
  • Solicit donations to Virtual 5K  (see 5k.kofc12801.org for more info & links)
  • Need Help to Promote Either Event – Just Ask (Graphics, posts, flyers, etc. available)

It’s simple for someone to donate – Here’s the online donation application for the ID Drive:

Donations Needed Intellectual Disabilities Drive Knights Challenge 5K Fall is our busy time for fund-raising, but this year, it’s challenging … Will you step Into the Breach? Ask Friends, Family, Co-Workers to visit our Donation Site  (https://kofc12801.square.site/) Donation cans are available (with / without Tootsie Rolls) Sleeve of 50 Tootsie Rolls ($20 local delivery / […]