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Charity. Fundraising, and Stewardship

By Val Comeaux Council 9201, Houston

Vol. 4, 2016-2017

Claimit Website Capture

First of all, charity.How can we accomplish charity without fundraising.We Knights work well together to raise funds and to donate them where they are needed.But sometimes funds get misplaced and the State captures them.

Maybe a business sent you a check and you did not cash it. Or maybe you had money in a bank and forgot about it. That business or bank had to send your money to the State. You can get your money back. But you must claim it.This applies to the Knights of Columbus councils as well as to individual Knights.

The State of Texas website for claiming the funds is claimittexas.org.

Go to claimittexas.org, type in your name and city, and see if you have missing money. If you do, follow the instructions to claim it. You can do all this work yourself. If you don’t have a computer, find a friend who does. If the claim is less than $100, you get it all. If it’s $100 or more, the state keeps 1.5% -- but you get 98.5%. It’s found money.

There are companies that do some of the work for you, like filing through their website. They get to keep 10%. And you must do most of the work anyway. Do it yourself and save the 10%.

Of course, it’s better to keep up with your money so it’s never sent to the state. Good luck.

I’m a fellow Knight (council 9201) with a hobby of identifying lost money.I know there are funds out there for Knights organizations – I’ve sent information to 9 councils in Texas. Go get the funds and keep up the good work of distributing to those in need.

“Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house searching carefully until she finds it?And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost’” (Luke: 15, 8-9).

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