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Santa Maria Council 4999 in West Palm Beach donated $5,000 to Hope Rural School, a private school that educates primarily, but not exclusively, the children of migrant/immigrant families. The council also donated food to the school, which houses grades pre-K through five.

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Don Jacobovitz of Palatka Council 5758 trains for a 100-mile bicycle ride to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Council 5758 donated $200 to help Jacobovitz reach his fundraising goal. Knights also donated several items for use in a silent auction to benefit the foundation.

In honor of Respect Life Month, John W. Adamson Council 5972 in Miami hosted a life chain to pray for an end to abortion.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council 13300 in Wildwood installed a pro-life cross display at St. Vincent de Paul Church. The installation preceded a respect life rally.


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Sharpsburg Council 12862 in Newnan donated $1,000 to Bridging the Gap, an organization that helps to feed more than 800 needy people in Coweta County each week.


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Piedmont Council 939 joined with educators at Our Lady of Grace School to have students undertake reading assignments and artwork projects related to Columbus Day. The projects ranged from songs and poetry about Columbus, to models of his three ships, to a 3-D map.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene this past August, Msgr. Frank Howard Council 6643 in Havelock donated two truckloads of merchandise that was going to be sold at the council's semi-annual yard sale to families in need. The donations included furniture, clothing and household items. The council also hosted a father-son Communion breakfast for more than 50 people.


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San Juan Bautista Council 1543 in San Juan hosted a breakfast for students at the San Gabriel School for the Deaf on the feast of St. Gabriel Sept. 29. Knights prepared breakfast for all those in attendance, which was followed by a talent show organized by the religious sisters who run the school. The council also hosted a sporting event at its hall to support Fundación Angeles con Mahones y Tenis, an organization that helps to register bone marrow donors and provides guidance and support to patients who require marrow transplants.

El Consejo San Juan Bautista, #1543, San Juan, patrocinó un desayuno a beneficio de los alumnos del Colegio San Gabriel para Sordos el día San Gabriel, el 29 de septiembre. Caballeros prepararon el desayuno por todos los asistentes, y después compartieron un concurso de talentos organizado por las monjas del colegio. El consejo también auxilió un evento deportivo a beneficio de la Fundación Ángeles Con Mahones y Tenis, una organización que asiste a pacientes candidatos a trasplante de médula ósea.


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San Miguel Assembly in Myrtle Beach raised more than $6,000 to send 12 World War II veterans on a Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight is an organization that transports surviving veterans of World War II to see the National World War II Memorial. The trips include complimentary flights to and from the national's capital for veterans who otherwise may not be able to visit the memorial in their lifetime.

Pope John XXIII Council 6250 in Charleston manned a concession booth during the Sertoma Classic, an event that featured 18 football quarters played by 28 area high school football teams. By working the concession booth, the council raised $807 for its own charitable fund.

Father Frederick H. Suggs Council 6892 in Columbia hosted an educational program in conjunction with a scheduled visit of one of the Order's traveling images of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Bishop England Assembly provided an honor guard for the event. The council also sponsored an Oktoberfest family festival that included food, games, and information on the council and its activities.

Father Louis A. Williamson Council 8123 in Hartsville began a program to assist military chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan. By forming contacts with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, the council raised funds to purchase altar linens, prayer books and a Stations of the Cross set for Catholic priests serving on the front lines.


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Father James J. Scanlon Council 6936 in Highland Springs collected 35 coats for needy children that were given to Commonwealth Catholic Charities for distribution.

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George McMahon of The Infant Jesus of Prague Council 11667 in Kilmarnock assists Special Olympics athlete Shirley Carroll during a Special Olympics bowling league match at the 435 Play Entertainment and Bowling Center. Knights donated $500 toward the league's expenses and volunteered at each match, helping to manage the athletes and assist with the games.



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