* *WHY JOIN THE KOFC**
Why become a
In today's world, many Catholic men are
looking to fulfill their desire to spend meaningful
time with their family, to serve their community
and their Church, and to grow in their faith. Joining
the Knights of Columbus provides these men and
their families with volunteer opportunities and
activities that accomplish these goals. If you are
such a man who is dedicated to making a
difference, then membership in the Knights of
Columbus is for you.
Additionally, the Knights of Columbus also
offers a portfolio of top-quality life insurance,
long-term care, and annuity products exclusively
for members and their families.
Who are the Knights?
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and
older, who are committed to making their
community a better place, while supporting their
Knights share camaraderie with men who hold
values similar to yours. Knights are involved with
your community; they support your local Catholic
Church and its causes, while deepening their faith;
I , and they believe in protecting and enhancing their
The Knights of Columbus is an international
Catholic lay organization with more than 1.7
million members in 13,000 councils located
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the
Philippines, Puerto Rico, Poland, and several other
Knights serve your world Together, members of the Knights of
Columbus improve their world through remarkable
achievements and staggering numbers such as:
• $1.1 billion is the amount raised and
distributed to the Church, community,
youth and fellowman in the past 10
• 593 million volunteer hours in service
through the "Surge ... With Service"
outreach program since 1998.
• 1.2 million Knights and their families
are covered by the award-winning
insurance the Knights provide.
• $38 million contributed to aid and
support thousands of seminarians and
postulants in their religious journey
• $20 million in the "Knights of
Columbus Vicarius Christi" fund, the
earnings on which are conveyed
annually to the Holy Father for his
• $1 million in the Heroes Fund, which
provides aid to the families of the
emergency personnel killed or
disabled during the 9111 attacks.
• $10 million collected and given to the
victims of the 2005 Gulf States
8,000 wheelchairs provided to people with
On (date and year of founding), the (Name of
local council and number) was founded in (town).
Currently, there are (xxx) members serving the
parish(es) of (names).
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List achievements and awards.
Orderwide programs include:
.:. Free Throw Championship
.:. Catholic Responsibility Essay Contest
.:. Soccer Challenge
.:. Substance Abuse Awareness Poster
.:. Family Week
.:. Squires Circles (for youth ages 10-18)
.:. Respect Life activities
.:. Support for seminarians, veterans and
mentally disabled individuals