Enriching Our Community
The Knights of Columbus Fredericksburg Council #4034 promotes the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.
The 2019 Freedom 5K donation and Sponsor proceeds will be evenly divided to three local non-profit organizations; Birthright, Hope House, and Mary's Shelter. Each organizations mission is different as outlined below:
Hope House combines effective practices that incorporate safe, affordable housing, employment, transportation and childcare. These are all necessary components for a family to sustain financial self-reliance in their own home. Families complete a comprehensive assessment conducted immediately to understand what is needed in addition to shelter. At this time a person may require education, job training, transportation, mental health services, parenting support and childcare.
Mary’s Shelter provides expectant mothers, and any additional children she has, with housing up to three years in order to further her education and/or secure employment. She must receive counseling, attend in-house parenting and life-skill classes and adhere to the program covenants which offer structure, self-discipline and guidance. Each resident has a mentor who provides hands-on support, compassion and encouragement. This foundation ensures our mothers have the necessary time and tools to work toward their goals and provide for their children, making the possibility of independent living a reality.
Birthright is unique and committed to offering free, non-judgmental help to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Birthright offers love, hope and support to each woman, to help her make a realistic plan for her future and the future of her unborn child. Birthright helps any girl or woman regardless of age, race, religion, marital status or financial situation, who is facing an unplanned pregnancy.
For over 65 years Fredericksburg Council #4034 has provided charitable services, donations, and support to our parish and the Fredericksburg community and surrounding area. We share these opportunities in the local area to serve others by following our Faith In Action Program (Faith, Family, Community and Life).
The Knights of Columbus Fredericksburg Council #4034 looks forward to continuing to serve the Fredericksburg area!