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Texas State Council Charity

By Derek Rabey, State Charity Director

Vol. 4, 2016-2017


How will you take an active role in Charities Sweet name? As the weather begins to change, as the Fall and Winter seasons begin, need across the globe and right here at home is greater than ever. As members of the world’s largest fraternal organization, it is time for each of us to answer the call of our first and foremost principle, Charity.

This call can be answered in many ways. Make a monetary contribution to one or more of the State Council Charity initiatives. A gift could be made toward your Council’s State Council Charity Goal. Such a funds not only supports the charitable efforts of your Bishop and their designated charity, it also supports the State Council’s charitable efforts with Special Olympics Texas, the Christopher Fund, Emergency Response, and many other needs presented to the State Charity Board. A contribution made to the Bishop Thomas J. Flanagan Fund directly supports grants provided to retired priests in each Texas diocese. A gift towards our 1st Lady’s Project, the Cardinal Medeiros Fund, supports the educational grants for Catholic Schools as well as grants for individual students seeking higher education. An additional way contributed funds make an impact is toward the American Wheelchair Mission which can aid in providing mobility to an immobile person right here in Texas or around the world.

In addition to gifts of money, Brother Knights can contribute their time and their talents to their own parish or various organizations in need of support. Spend some time at the local food bank preparing items for distributions for those in need. Put together a work detail for a project on the parish grounds or for someone in need. Pull together a group of council members and commit to making calls, throughout the holidays, to other council members and parishioners letting them know about the activities taking place in the community; Invite them to join in.

Make this year the one when you make the commitment to do something which you have not done before as you answer Charity’s call.


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