Make This Season a Blessing, Help a Child in Need


As part of its charitable initiatives, the Knights of Columbus introduced a “Help a Child in Need” Christmas campaign in 2006. Following that successful effort, the Order worked with several individuals involved in the production of the hit movie Bella to create a television message to promote this year’s campaign.

The Knights of Columbus recommends national and international charities that give assistance to needy children.

The map at right provides links to Knights-supported charities benefiting children in your state or province, and offers addresses and Web links for each.

Lead actor Eduardo Verástegui, producer Leo Severino (both Knights of Columbus) and Writer/director Alejandro Monteverde contributed to the making of the 60-second TV ad, which is being broadcast on the major networks prior to Christmas.

Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus and throughout its 125-year history the Order has worked to help those who are suffering and in need. Last year, Knights of Columbus donated more than $143 million and 68 million hours of volunteer time to charity.

Other National and International Charities Supported by the Knights