News & Announcements
Black Diamond Food Bank donation
FOOD FOR FAMILIES PROGRAM
Thanks again to our parishioners the 2017-2018 Food for Families Program was a great success, we were even able to exceeded last years donations. Our total food donations came to 7617 pounds and we were also contributed $500 in cash. The program also included our very popular 40 Cans for Lent program which brought in over a ton of canned food.
Parishioners are asked to bring food donations to church and every week the Knights weigh the food and take it to the food bank. For every 1000 pounds of food, up to 5000 pounds, our council applies for and receives, $100 from Knights of Columbus Supreme. Our council then donates the $500 to the food bank. Once again we want to thank our parishioners for all their donations.
Refund Support Vocations Program
For the last several years the St. Barbara Knights of Columbus have been involved in the Knights RSVProgram. Through this program a council gets assigned a seminarian that they then help financialy as the seminarian makes their journey to priesthood. This year we were assigned a new seminarian, as our first one, Fr. Colin Parrish, was ordained into the priesthood this past June.
We are happy to introduce our new seminarian, Carlos Orozco. Carlos sent us the following information as an introduction.
2022 Tootsie Roll Drive
2022 Tootsie Roll Drive
For the past two years, due to COVID, the St. Barbara Knights were not able to participate in our Annual Tootsie Roll Drive. This drive helps charities that work with the disabled. This year our Knights and their family members were able to participate once again! Thanks to the Bonney Lake Fred Meyer and Wilderness Village QFC we are able to pass out tootsie rolls in front of their stores. The Knights picked two weekends in September and October to hand out tootsie rolls. In return, customers could make a monetary donation. 100% of all the proceeds go to three different charities that the St. Barbara Knights have decided to support. The charities are Special Olympics, Northwest Center and Arc of King County. All three charities help people with intellectual disabilities. (To find out more about these great charities, you can go to our Links of Interest section.) This year we were able to raise a little over $1700 for our charities. All councils that are involved with this program give 20% of their donations to Columbus Charities Fund. The fund then gives all that is collected through this program to Special Olympics. Since the program's inception, in 2011, the Knights of Columbus has raised money that has benefitted many charitable organizations, including Special Olympics. Thanks to Brothers Doug Marsh, Eric Doan, Tony Stevenson, Gabe Hanzeli, Zack Midles, Gerald Korst and Gary Reed! Special thanks to Karen Stevenson, Debbie Reed and Kathy Doan, and the children; Jacqyuelyn, Kennedy and Torin! TOOTSIE ROLL PHOTO GALLERY