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The Knights of Columbus Means Service

Donating more than $143 million to charitable causes (sick, disaster victims, disabled, civic and community projects) last year and volunteering over 68 million hours in community service to youth, hospitals, orphanages, handicapped individuals, citizens with intellectual disabilities, food banks.

Making more than 5.1 million visits to the sick and bereaved, donating well over $16 million to churches, homes for the aged, orphanages and hospitals and providing more than 7 million hours of service to sick or disabled family members last year.

Raising funds and donating time to help house, educate, employ and provide social opportunities for handicapped citizens and those with intellectual disabilities.

Working with local food banks and soup kitchens, collecting food and providing manpower through “Care and Share.”

Promoting patriotism. Over 240,000 Sir Knights in 2,180 assemblies participate in the Fourth Degree, the patriotic arm of the Order, fostering responsible citizenship and love of country.

Organizing educational, social, service and athletic programs for young people. Local councils and assemblies sponsor Columbian Squires circles, Scout troops, programs to help teens deal with alcohol, drugs, suicide and other problems, as well as opportunities simply to have fun.

Donating blood - 334,263 donors last year alone.

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