Strengthening Our Communities Through Helping Our Neighbors in Need
|“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer, “Truly, I say to you, as you did this to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.” - Matthew 25:35-40|
For more information on each of these programs, click on the icon under each heading to take you to that program's specific page.
Drive for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
The weekend of October 10-12, we ask your council to participate in our annual drive by distributing Tootsie Rolls with the proceeds going to agencies which work with persons with developmental disabilities. One-half of the money raised goes to the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center with your council receiving the other half to support programs for those with special needs in your community.
Special Olympics Missouri
We as Knights continue our ongoing relationship with Special Olympics Missouri through donations of time, talents and treasures. If your council or assembly has not supported SOMO in the past, please make it a priority to do so this year. Attend a SOMO event, and I guarantee you will come back again and again!
Agape House: We cannot simply forget our brothers and sisters who have committed a crime, and pretend that they do not exist. We need to love and support them and their families.
Blood Drives : Can you think of anything more precious than giving the gift of life? Through sponsoring a blood drive, you are giving the gift of life to your neighbors.
American Wheelchair Mission: Through our partnership with the American Wheelchair Mission, you can give the gift of mobility to someone in need.
Food For Families
This Supreme program has been incorporated into our Missouri State Council supported activities. The number of people needing assistance in providing food for their family continues to grow. Through this program, for every $500, or for every 500 lbs. of food collected and donated to your local food pantry, food bank, or soup kitchen, Supreme will provide your council or assembly with a financial rebate.
Legislative / Publicity / MCC Liason
We are fortunate to live in a democracy. As Knights, it is important that we take part in our
political process. We do this through our involvement with the Missouri Catholic Conference. It
is as equally important to let people know what we do as the Missouri Knights of Columbus.
We cannot let the Knights of Columbus be the best kept secret in Missouri.
How can we as Knights be prepared to help when disaster strikes? In conjunction with the Supreme Council, we are going to make sure Knights in Missouri are prepared to help when needed.