Knights of Columbus Council #7416 supports a number of local charities as well as participating in charitable causes through the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. We provide monetary support as well as volunteering at events. Below are several of the charities we are proud to sponsor. We contribute 100% of donations received on behalf of any charity.
The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, including here in North Georgia, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.
The Knights of Columbus has been partners with the American Wheelchair Mission since 2003 and Canadian Wheelchair Foundation since 2006, under the umbrella of the Global Wheelchair Mission. This initiative provides aid to those who lack the freedom of mobility in our communities and around the world. Whether to local veterans and neighbors in need or donating funds to benefit those abroad, mobility brings with it independence and dignity.
Catoosa County Special Olympics is a local program that supports and encourages individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in athletics competitions.
Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found hope in the form of affordable housing. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired over 1 million homes, serving more than 5 million people worldwide.
Poverty is not simple. The causes of poverty are many, and it has many solutions. That’s why SVdP Georgia focuses on getting to know people in need as individuals on a person-to-person basis, often by visiting their homes and seeing first hand the reality they live in. While much of our charitable work is focused on the individual, we also look to identify the structural causes of poverty in our community and advocate for laws and resources that help people achieve financial stability.