Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 Grand Knight Tony Hill presented a donation to Jordyn Turner of Leeds Elementary School at their April meeting. Each special education teacher in three area schools received a donation to their particular classroom for a total of $2238 in charitable distributions. Other recipients included Jennifer Askins and Katie Lee of Moody Elementary, and Mrs. Leslie Bice of Odenville Elementary.
Leeds Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 Donates to Local Schools
These donations were made possible through the Knights of Columbus annual charity fundraiser for persons with intellectual disabilities (also known as the Tootsie Roll Drive) to benefit special education teachers at these local schools. Tents are set up at various locations and offer free Tootsie Rolls to passersby’s hoping for donations. 100% of monies received are donated. Later this year when you see their tents and the Knights in special identification vests passing out Tootsie Rolls, please help their charity efforts by donating.
This charity event is just one way that the Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 makes an impact in the greater Leeds community. Some of their charity work includes donations to Backpack Buddies, Leeds Outreach, Ann’s New Life Center, The Red Barn and other deserving causes. The Knights also place American Flags in the greater Leeds area in honor of and in memory of Veterans associated with different places of business.
The Knights of Columbus is an international faith-based, nonprofit, charitable organization of more than 2 million Knights in the U.S and six other countries including more than 8,000 Knights in Alabama and more than 75 in Metro Leeds, dedicated to serving those in need. Their central objectives are charity, unity and patriotism. Charity includes time, talents and fiscal assistance. The K of C organization was founded in 1882 and is open to men that are 18 years old and up. They meet monthly at Leeds Civic Center. Bingo is also held on the first and third Friday of each month as another fundraiser to support their charity work at Leeds Civic Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and Bingo begins at 6:00 pm. Come out for a fun evening for a great cause.
For more information about Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597, please visit http://everyoneleeds.com/leeds-knights-of-columbus/ or Grand Knight Tony Hill at email@example.com, contact Dr. Bill Watkins, Trustee Council 5597-Leeds, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Don Tice at email@example.com.