The Words "Charity" and "Knights" Join Together
The first and foremost precept of the Knights of Columbus is "Charity". The Knights actively give but also raise funds. Did you know the Knights do not keep the money or
have a special fund for their own betterment, or collect management or administration fees. The Knights of Columbus are a volunteer organization, and our members are giving of their time and talent. Every dollar raised is accounted for. Every dollar charitably given is accounted for. The Knights work at the national, state and local council level in charitable work.
Our Naperville and St. Raphael Church community has been extremely generous and we appreciate everything that our community and parish does to support the Knights. Without our community and parish support many of our Charities would not be funded.
At the State level, Knights are supporting our Bishops and the needs of the dioceses, but we are also involved in funding our churches, community centers and schools. When the Pope visited the USA, it was the Knights who were in the background assisting in every logistical detail and expense. When there is a World Youth Day, the Knights are there supporting. The Knights also make a large donation to a special Papal fund, which provides discretionary funded for special purposes such as propagation of the faith, and famine and disaster relief.