This year, the council participated in its 44th annual year of supporting Pregnancy Aid South King County. We presented the Des Moines office with a check from the council for $1,000 plus another from a donor for $100.
Many bags and boxes of baby clothes, linens, toys, bedding and other items were collected. The volume of donations was very high this year, and we thank everyone that generously contributed. It is definitely appreciated by the ladies in Des Moines.
Extra special thanks to Brother Frank Zamfino, who went above and beyond in getting nine large bags of clothing from Value Village.
To raise funds we hosted our first breakfast of the fraternal year on Sunday, October 13. We were able to get the Seahawks game on the television for the first time. The turnout was lower than last year, and a total of $605 was collected for the day. Please join us at our next breakfast to help fund annual charities like this one.
On September 13, the Knights hosted an evening prayer service in solidarity with persecuted Christians the world over, featuring the icon Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians, created by Italian artist Fabrizio Diomedi.
The service included a hymn, scripture readings, papal catechesis, the rosary, and Litany of Our Lady.
Afterwards, ice cream was served downstairs in Unity Place. Donations totaled $75 and will go to the order’s Christian Refugee Relief Fund.
The annual Pennies for Heaven potluck was held on the evening of May 16 in Unity Place. We had dishes of lasagna and chicken fettuccine with salads. For dessert there was an assortment of sweets including brownies.
Turnout was lower than last year, but we still weighed 120 pounds of coin and took in $76 in other donations. The total raised after including other donations was $357.
Our top donor by weight was Anonymous, reigning again with 59 lbs.
The top three individual donors were:
Lynn Johnson, 43 lbs.
Jack Erban, 6.5 lbs.
Michael Myers, 4 lbs.
Remember to come next year; bring your loose change and a food item in support of our State PFH fund to benefit seminarians.