The Order is dedicated to the four principals of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Locally, Council 6579 has donated funds raised every year to such charities as the Dundas Food Bank, Coats for Kids, St. Augustine’s and Canadian Martyrs’ Parishes, St. Vincent de Paul, Bishop Crosby’s Charities, Dundas Community Services, Good Shepherd Centres, Ellen Osler Home, Mark Preece Family Home, Mission Services, the HWCDSB, St. Augustine’s, St. Bernadette’s and Canadian Martyrs Schools, St. Mary’s High School, Special Olympics Ontario, Birth Right, the Catholic Children’s Aid Society, Margaret Place Hospice and the CYO.
Knights of Columbus Food Drive
The Knights of Columbus held their first annual food drive the week before Thanksgiving and it was a huge success. Inspired by the Knights call to “leave no neighbour behind”, our local council organized the event to support The Dundas Food Bank.
13 Knights came out to man the event over the three days. Grand Knight Tom Muldoon was pleased with the generosity of St. Augustine’s patrons who donated 78 bags and boxes of much needed food. An additional $225 was also donated.
Over 3,000 pounds of food was taken to The Dundas Food Bank. Muldoon was also able to take some of the donated food and send it directly to families in need within the parish. Based on the success of this food drive, The Knights plan to make this an annual event.
Knights of Columbus Bottle Drive
Knights of Columbus #6579 Dundas West Hamilton Raise $1,000 For Local Charities.
A dozen Knights of Columbus members worked under sunny skies November 7th and 8th taking bottle / can donations from generous local residents. The church parking lot at St. Augustine’s Parish was busy as cars rolled in to drop off empties. Through the weekend, $1,000 was raised – the money will be used to make donations to Mission Services, St. Vincent de Paul and The Good Shepherd Centre. “This was a job well done, we know the organizations who receive the money will be grateful,” said Grand Knight Tom Muldoon.
Winter Bottle and Can Drive
Dundas showed their true spirit by dropping off plenty of wine, beer and spirit containers to St. Augustine’s Church on Saturday, January 2nd. The Knights of Columbus Council #6579 held a Winter Bottle and Can Drive and it was a huge success. “We were thrilled with the support of the community”, said Grand Knight Tom Muldoon. “The cars started arriving 30 minutes before we opened and did not stop coming until late in the afternoon.” The total raised during the event was $2,000 and all of the proceeds will go to Knights of Columbus charities. 15 Knights volunteers worked in shifts to take the empties from donors trunks, sort them and then load them onto a pickup truck to drop off at the Beer Store. 13 trips were made to drop off the estimated 17,000 empties. Organizers were very pleased with the response – but were not surprised by the generosity of the Dundas community.
Special thanks to the Knights who were unable to volunteer, but contributed to the event by dropping off bottles or making cash donations. This contributed to the success.
It is the good work that the Knights do that makes difference in people’s lives, especially during hard times such as the one we are presently in.
Special Thanks To The Volunteers:
Mike De Nobriga
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Into The Breach Series
Inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation for Catholic men written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix, the Knights of Columbus produced a video series which seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and how to live as a man in today’s world.