The Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.
Founded in 1882, the Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 15,000 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.
If you are 18+ years old and would like to be a part of an international organization of Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join us.
Our council, Cloverdale Council, was chartered in 1979 at Precious Blood Parish and has served the area over the years by providing both financial support and volunteer service. Some of our more popular events in the parish include the monthly Pancake Breakfasts as well as our Annual Oktemberfest dinner/dance.
Our Gift Card Fundraising Program (GCFR) is a major fundraiser for Precious Blood Parish and Cloverdale Catholic School. The GCFR has the potential to raise large amounts of money that can support the needs to expand our school facilities. This is a program that has no cost to supporters who participate. Simply purchase gift cards at FACE VALUE of your favourite stores: grocery, gasoline, home improvement, department, sporting goods, specialty, video and restaurants.
How to Participate: Stop by the Knights of Columbus Shopping Card table after mass every Sunday and purchase shopping cards for your family groceries, gas, and other expenses.
What stores are offered through the program: There are available gift cards for the following favourite retail stores:
- Save On Foods
- Boston Pizza
- The Keg
- White Spot
- Tim Hortons
- Triple O
- American Eagle
- Old Navy
- The Children's Place
- Canadian Tire
- Home Depot
- Petro Canada
- London Drugs
- Shoppers Drug mart
- Sport chek
- Spa Utopia
- and so much more...
What payment is accepted: Cash or cheque
Why support this program: It is an excellent opportunity to raise funds to support the Parish and Cloverdale Catholic School without costing you a single cent. Just purchase the gift cards for your daily or weekly expenses instead of using your credit card.
Did you know? If 200 families spending $150/ week will support the program instead of using their credit card, it will raise over $75,000/year for Precious Blood Parish and Cloverdale Catholic School?
Here is a chart to project revenue potential based on active supporters.
Projects supported by the K of C Gift Card Fundraising Program:
- Cat Chat Catholic Music Concert for Kids
- Purchase of Church Organ
- Precious Blood Parish Building and Maintenance Projects
- Cloverdale Catholic School Resources and Building Projects
- Challenger Baseball Program for athletes with disabilities
- Other causes and projects
Got questions on the program?
Knights of Columbus
Cloverdale Council 7276