Watertown Council 259 sold "Keep Christ in Christmas" greeting cards in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
James Norton Council 1828 in Glen Cove distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to local residents in need, as well as families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Ralph Suozzi of Glen Cove, a member of Council 1828, assisted with the distribution.
Despite losing power during Hurricane Sandy, Msgr. John A. Cass Council 2626 in Long Beach served as an aid station in the immediate aftermath of the storm. Knights served hot food to victims and provided other community assistance toward recovery efforts.
Father Joseph O'Connell Council 3481 in Oceanside hosted a turkey dinner Nov. 21, 2012, for area first responders and personnel from the National Guard, FEMA and the Red Cross. The dinner was held in appreciation for the workers' response during Hurricane Sandy. The council also invited residents whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed during the storm.
Bishop Daniel J. Curley Council 3717 in Syracuse donated $10,500 from its charitable fund to several pro-life organizations, including Syracuse Right to Life, 40 Days for Life and others.
St. Mary Council 4065 in Fishkill, along with its ladies' auxiliary and Our Lady of Lourdes Circle 5307, served a complete Thanksgiving dinner to 180 needy senior citizens at an event sponsored by the Boy Scouts.
As part of its ongoing outreach to the Northport VA Medical Center, St. Joseph Council 4810 in Greenlawn presented 80 veterans at the facility with special multiuse flashlights for Christmas.
Under the direction of member Don Drexler, Our Lady of Genesee Council 4812 in Henrietta erected a "Keep Christ in Christmas" sign on Dec. 6, 2012, the feast of St. Nicholas.
St. Anastasia Council 5911 in Little Neck sold "Keep Christ in Christmas" car magnets outside of its parish. Proceeds from the magnets were split between St. Anastasia Church and the New York State Council's disaster relief fund to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. The council also held its annual Christmas party, during which attendees brought toys and gift certificates for a council-sponsored toy drive to benefit a local outreach program.
Hampton Bays Council 7023 hosted its annual Christmas party for people with intellectual disabilities. A clown and Santa entertained about 200 guests, all of whom received Christmas gifts.
Our Lady of Fatima Council 14961 in Delanson provided free hot chocolate to spectators who came to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrive in their community. Each year, the train visits more than 150 communities in the United State and Canada, and attendees are encouraged to donate food and money, which is given to local food banks.