Knights Of Columbus Members Promote Fellowship | Charity

Next time you are shopping in Thorold and see the Knights of Columbus donation cans on the counter, you can feel confident in knowing 100 percent of the contributions help local charities and people in need. The “Coins In The Can” campaign is one of many ways the local Knights make a positive difference in our community.
The local group located on Queen Street is tied to the Knights Of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal, charitable organization with councils operating for many years all over North America and Europe. In fact, the Knights Of Columbus organization was established in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut by a Priest and a group of parishioners, who identified a need to help the widows and children of deceased immigrants who were often left destitute. Over the years, the order grew and changed with the times. Today it is one of the largest charitable organization in North America.

“Our order is built on charity, unity, and fraternity, with charity being the most important,” said the council’s treasurer, Mike Pennachetti.

The Thorold council fundraising supports many charitable causes: from individuals to other charities. Fundraising for the local St Vincent De Paul food bank program is the council’s largest initiative that hands out food and vouchers to people in need in our Thorold community.
Actually, the Knights of Columbus organization does not assess religion or faith as a factor in qualifying recipients for their charitable donations.
Members of the council volunteer countless hours of their time to support local hospitals, Special Olympics, food banks, schools, church and on many occasions individuals in need. Elementary school students have been treated to pizza day or ice cream donated by the Knights.

How can you help? Just eat well!

Bring family or friends to their Beef on a Bun Dinner on the second Thursday of every month, Holy Rosary Hall, Queen Street in Thorold. The Price is $9.00 per person for Beef on a Bun, Potatoes, Coleslaw, Coffee or Tea. Eat in or take out. Their annual turkey raffle is coming up in December.

Pictured above, Grand Knight Albert Ciamarra, Joe Pisano and Mike Pennachetti helped serve the spaghetti and meatballs to a full house at the Knights’ Member Appreciation Dinner on September 22.

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