Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus (“KofC”) is a Catholic, Fraternal Men’s Organization with over 2 million members worldwide. KofC is involved in a wide variety of programs that are charity and community related as well as worldwide religious freedom programs. KofC also offers insurance for its members on a completely volunteer basis.
In addition to the health benefits, volunteering gives people a sense of purpose. The fulfilling feeling of giving back and contributing to society is unparalleled. Giving back is also a great way to get to know your community and its citizens. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet many new people and often become your friends.
Specifically, KOC Council 7243, based at St. George’s Church in Apache Junction, is involved in the following programs:
● Over the years, KOC worldwide have donated approximately 25 million dollars for religious liberty, both domestically and worldwide, especially in the Middle East.
● In the United States, the KOC has donated approximately 185,7 million dollars and provided approximately 76.7 million voluntary man hours.
● In Canada, the KOC has donated approximately 19 million dollars and provided approximately 5.7 million voluntary man hours.
In summary, the Knights of Columbus Councils are remarkably busy in providing monetary and voluntary man hour assistance to those in need. The KOC is a very worthwhile organization. If you need help or wish to become involved, please contact your local Catholic Church for information regarding their specific council.