Faith in Action: Community Helping Hands

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 08/11/2019 Under: Community

Helping Hands

 Higher Purpose

 Put your faith into action and help those less fortunate in your

 community. In the model of Knights of Columbus founder,

 Venerable Michael McGivney, councils will lead efforts to assist

 those most in need. Guidelines for this program are broad and

 can include forming partnerships with local aid organizations or

 independently planning unique activities.

 Overview

 The Helping Hands program is designed to recognize the

 important work many councils already do to care for the most

 disadvantaged members of our communities – the homeless, the

 addicted, the elderly who may feel isolated and abandoned, and

 many others. Through this program, councils will aid the needy

 through the activities they feel best suit their community, such as

 serving at or running a soup kitchen, repairing the facilities of a

 local service organization or something entirely unique. The

 requirements for this program are very broad in order to allow

 councils to serve their community in whatever way is most

 needed.

 Required Program

  A council must conduct this required program in the Community

 category to be eligible to receive the Columbian Award.tion Stepses

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