We believe in the uniqueness, dignity and potential of every life. The Oregon State KofC Charities, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Knights of Columbus of Oregon. We strive to change the lives and save the lives of those living in our communities. We accomplish this through our many statewide charitable programs. We receive donations from our members, private donors, businesses and other benefactors to help fund these programs. Thank you for helping us help others.
The State Charities Fund was begun in 1980, and was established so members could individually donate to a non-profit group. The State Charity is totally depended on contributions from Council members, our family members and friends of Knights of Columbus in Oregon. Our first and foremost principle of our Order is Charity, the greatest of all virtues and the crown glory of a Christian life. The Oregon State K of C Charities gives the opportunity for Council Members and member of our Community to assist those Catholic Charities in the state Oregon and full filling our Corporal Works of Mercy.
We answer the call to those in need within our state and our local communities. The list below highlights some but not all of the programs that we have sponsored.
● Special Olympics ● Coats for Kids ● Emergency Relief Fund ● Culture of Life Programs ● Ultrasound Initiatives ● Pennies for Heaven ● Military Chaplain Scholarships ● Global Wheelchair Mission ● Veterans Programs ● Habitat for Humanity ● Food Basket Programs ● Blood Drives
Through our service to others we offer time, talent and funding to assist and honor the dignity and potential of individuals. We work hard to change lives and save lives every day in our Oregon communities.
As Knights, we are united in our faith and service. Please tour our new website. Perhaps you will find a program that speaks to you and calls for your involvement.
Thank You for your interest and support,
God Bless and be thankful for your many blessings,
Ron Boyce President, Oregon State KofC Charites, Inc.