Community Activity Ideas

Calendar for Community Activities

Every community has its unique needs. For the Knights of Columbus, whose first principle is charity, finding ways to help those in need in their communities is a mission its members embrace. Through their good works, whether it be bringing food to the hungry, warm coats to the cold, wheelchairs to those who can't walk, or any of the many programs conducted to help those in need, the Knights of Columbus practices a charity that evangelizes. The NH State KofC organization has ideas and resources for helping you.

Vivat Jesus,

Glen White; State Director for Community
; 603-580-1641
Community Calendar Planning Ideas:

July

  1. Picnic for Vets?

August

  1. Special Olympics of New Hampshire (SONH); Aug 2, 2016   State Golf Tournament
  2. Special Olympics of New Hampshire (SONH); Aug 6, 2016   State Softball Tournament
  3. Do a Blood Drive?
  4. Sell Tootsie Rolls; CPWID

September

  1. Camp Fatima Sept.2-5, 2016
  2. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE September 11
    1. For a complete plan - http://www.kofc.org/en/members/programs/community-activities/world-day-of-prayer-for-peace.html#/

October

  1. Coats for Kids –Supreme Program – Order and plan a Black Friday Give away
    1. For a complete plan http://www.kofc.org/en/members/programs/community-activities/coats-for-kids.html
  2. KC "Nonpartisan, National Get Out the Vote Program"; Appoint a Chairman

November

  1. Veterans Day Program
  2. Food for Families – Supreme Program
  3. The Supreme Council will refund $100 for every $500 donated, or for every 500 pounds of food that a council contributes
    1. For a complete plan - http://www.kofc.org/en/members/programs/community-activities/food-for-families.html#

December

  1. Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  2. Food for Families – Supreme Program
  3. The Supreme Council will refund $100 for every $500 donated, or
  4. for every 500 pounds of food that a council contributes
    1. For a complete plan - http://www.kofc.org/en/members/programs/community-activities/food-for-families.html#

VAVS Program

New Hampshire Knights of Columbus -Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services Committee

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Meal Servers at the Food Kitchen

Objective:

To assist the local soup kitchen in providing a meal to the poor, homeless or destitute persons in the community.

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Kidney Fund Can Drive

Objective:

To raise funds to help support the New Hampshire State Council’s State Kidney Program.

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Get Out the Vote Program

Objective:

To assist voters to get to the polls to vote during an election.

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Council Participation in Christmas Parade

Objective:

To participate in a community wide activity and establish your council as a member of the civic minded organization.

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Christmas Bell Ringing

Objective:

To assist the Salvation Army raise funds to support their Christmas assistance programs.

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Canned Food Drive

Objective:

To raise food supplies for the local food kitchen/pantry.

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Business Meeting Food Drive

Objective:

To use the monthly business meeting as a tool for raising supplies for local food pantries.

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Blue Mass to Honor Law Enforcement Officials

Objective:

To render honors to our police officers, lawyers, judges and all others involved in law enforcement in any capacity.

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Habitat for Humanity

Activity must be in a council sponsored project with a minimum of 200 man-hours of service from the council, parish or community and a minimum donation of $1000 to Habitat for Humanity. Report activity using the enclosed “Featured Programs Worksheet” and the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7).

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Global Wheelchair Mission

The council must purchase a minimum of one case of 100 wheelchairs by raising the funds through council, parish or community activities. Report Activity using the enclosed “Featured Programs Worksheet” and the Columbian Award Application (#SP-7).

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Bingo at the Veteran's Hospital/Home

Objective:

To provide an hour or two of entertainment to the residents/patients in the local VA Hospital or Veterans home.

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Battered Women Support Drive

Objective:

To help provide necessary or needed health and comfort items and possibly other items as requested by the local Social Services Director in support of a battered women shelter.

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Adopt a Highway

Objective:

To support the environment by accepting the responsibility for a short stretch of highway and agree to keep the roadside clean of litter.

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Food Drive

Check with your parish to see if they have a St. Vincent DePaul Society. If so ask what they are in need of.

Is there a Food Pantry in your town or city? Approach them and see what your Council can do to help.

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Environment

Plant trees. Organize tree planting projects and help ensure that your trees survive.

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Civic Involvement

Find out what your community has in recreational and cultural opportunities.

Encourage sound programs of recreational and  culture for the people of your community.

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Public Safety

Host a Blue Mass to honor law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Sponsor a poster campaign in schools on public safety.

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Human Needs

Assist those in need of housing.

Defeat hunger. Deliver meals to homebound people.

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40 Cans for Lent

WHAT IS YOUR COUNCIL DOING FOR LENT?  ONE CAN CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Hunger knows no season. As the economy sputters along and unemployment shows no signs of abating, many people are going hungry. Fortunately, through our Food for Families program, the Knights of Columbus is in a position to help.

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Food for the Elderly

My service idea is a council event called “Food for the Elderly.” Here is how you do it:

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Other Community Ideas

Assist those in need of housing.

Defeat hunger. Deliver meals to homebound people.

Help meet the psychological and recreational needs of the aged.

Tell the public about what the Knights are doing for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

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