Knights of Columbus Serve Those Less Fortunate
The Knights of Columbus from St. Benedict’s Parish organize donation drives for Catholic Social Services every three months. Service is both a means to provide for those who need it most and to provide life lessons for the men involved in the Knights of Columbus—a fraternal service organization serving the Catholic Church.
In November, Bob McMorrow Sr. organized the 16th annual glove drive at St. Benedict’s collecting 137 pairs of gloves and hats for Brother Francis Shelter. Bob is a retired police officer from the Chicago area and currently works as a Federal Court Security Officer in Anchorage.
The Knights started with gloves, but in the last 8 years expanded the donation drives to four times a year covering kid’s socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste and razors. Donors turned out to give hundreds of these small items exceeding the goals for the drive each time.
“Ongoing support for CSS stems from the fact that CSS has the wherewithal to distribute the items we gather to help the most men, women and children in Anchorage,” Bob said.
Your support is appreciated. Thanks to you and donors like Bob, Brother Francis Shelter can help over 270 men and women every night!
Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your ideas. Read more stories of hope at CSS in the Media or in the Brother Francis Shelter Winter 2017 Newsletter.