What would you find in common in local businesses such as Thorold Community Credit Union, Riganelli’s Bakery, Thorold Medical Pharmacy, Buck or Two Plus, Big Red Market, among other places?
These are all different types of businesses, from medical, financial, food, and retail, but these place all have one thing in common with our community.
Actually, when customers shop at a group of participating businesses, they often drop in their coins into tin cans for donations local charities collected by the Knights of Columbus. The coins add up every month and Bob Merrill, a Knights of Columbus member, goes around to the 18 businesses to gather the donations for a charity.
Knights of Columbus Coin Donation Can Locations
- Big Red Market, Richmond St., Thorold
- Buck or Two Plus, Pine Shopping Centre, Thorold
- First Ontario Credit Union, Albert St., Thorold
- Riganelli’s Bakery, Ormond Street, Thorold
- Summit Tavern, Front St., Thorold
- Thorold Community Credit Union, Front Street, Thorold
- Thorold Medical Pharmacy, Albert St. Thorold
- Dinh Dinh Asian Foods, Geneva St. St. Catharines
- Fat Cats Pizza, Rockwood Ave. St. Catharines
- Giant Tiger, Welland Ave. St. Catharines
- Glendale Auto Recycling, Glendale Ave. St. Catharines
- Hartzel Pharmacy, Hartzel Rd. St. Catharines
- Home Hardware, Hartzel Rd. St. Catharines
- Maplelane Pharmacy, Welland Ave. St. Catharines
- Merritton Pharmacy, Hartzel Rd., St. Catharines
- No Frills, Welland Ave. St. Catharines
- Pistachio’s, Welland Ave. St. Catharines
- The Peanut Mill, Welland Ave. St. Catharines
Other location are welcome to join by emailing Bob Merrill. firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights Are Always Lending A Helping Hand
Other fund raising presented by the local Knights of Columbus over the years include an array of endeavours.
- Turkey raffle
- 50/50 draws
- Spent battery collection
- Monthly beef on a bun dinner
- Bottle drives
- Coats for Kids
- Canal Bank Shuffle – bar services
- Fertilizer Sale – slated for April 2021
- Holy Rosary Parish support programs among other initiatives by the Knights council 2319 in Thorold.
The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide champion of charity, generosity, and kindness. The Knights prove it by putting food of hungry families, or putting coats on the backs of kids. Every day, the Knights prove their commitment to charity through countless acts, large and small, like the tin can coin collection.
Please donate a coin or two the next time you see one of the Knights’ cans to support a local charity.