Community

March 2017

This past month we supported Habitat for Humanity through our fundraising budget and we were able to donate $500 to their efforts to build homes for the less fortunate.  A special thanks to everyone that participates in our fundraising events throughout the year to make donations like this possible.

We will be helping the CPO Food Drive at StMM the weekend of March 11th and 12th.  Please consider signing up to help load the donations into the CPO truck either before or after Mass.  You can sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080F4AACA62A1-catholic6 

Planning is in progress for the next STMM 5K Walk/Run for May 13th.  If you are interested in being part of the race planning team or volunteering, please contact me.

February 2nd, 2017

For the past month there have not been any events related to Community.  Looking forward there is an opportunity for participation in Habitat for Humanity, please see the Grand Knight's weekly email for details.

Planning in starting for the next STMM 5K Walk/Run for May 13th.  If you are interested in being part of the race planning team or volunteering, please contact me.

December 1st, 2016

The CPO annual holiday box prep was held Saturday, November 5th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  As part of this day we donated 36 children's coats for the CPO to distribute.  These coats are part of the Knights Coats-for-Kids program that our local council purchased with profits from our fund raising activities.  Photos of both events are posted in the Community Events Gallery.

There are no events scheduled for December.

November Update

For the month of October we only had one event. The Fall Adopt-A-Highway event was held on October 29th with nine participants. Thank you to Rob Tripp for coordinating this activity to keep our local roads clean!  Here is a photo of the great cleaning crew.

The Monarchs In Motion 5K planned for October 15th was cancelled.  An unfortunate casualty of the hurricane weather impacting school schedules.  The race will be rescheduled for spring 2016 so watch the website for details at this site.  

The CPO annual holiday box prep is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The sign up genius has been posted at this link.  As part of this day we will donate 36 children's coats for the CPO to distribute.  These coats are part of the Knights Coats-for-Kids program that our local council purchased with profits from our fund raising activities.

October Update

For the month of September we supported the CPO Food Drive on September 17 and 18.  In addition to supporting the CPO food drive we donated $500 which will feed 20 families for a full week!  The response from the CPO Directors was "Thank you for the support that Knight of Columbus from StMM has provided CPO over the years.  There are many fine causes the the Knights support and we are thankful to be included in their generosity!"

Our Fall Adopt-A-Highway event will be rescheduled to a future date. Thank you to Rob Tripp for coordinating this activity to keep our local roads clean!

The Monarchs In Motion 5K is approaching quickly and will be on October 15th.  Please consider participating by walking or running in this race.  All proceeds go to the church building fund.  More race information including online registration is available at this site.  

The CPO annual holiday box prep is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The sign up genius has been posted at this link.

September Update

For the month of August there were no activities held.  In September, we will be supporting the CPO Food Drive on September 17 and 18.  Please see the Grand Knight's weekly message for the sign up genius.  As part of this food drive, the Knights will be donating $500 from our fund raising revenue which is a great example of our mission as brother Knights!

October will have multiple events.  The Adopt-A-Highway event will be held on October 1st, The Monarchs In Motion 5K will be on October 15th.  More race information is available at this site.  The CPO annual holiday box prep will also be coming up soon...stay tuned for more details on that soon.

July Update

For the month of July, there was one event for our Community Program.  The Knights supported the Catholic Parish Baby Bottle Drive on July 16th and 17th.  The CPO team was in need of extra help the weekend before the drive to distribute empty bags before and after Mass...thank you to Brian Haebig and son and Matt Maiers and daughters for supporting the 10:45 Mass.  On the drive collection weekend, David Tate and daughters helped at the 9 am Mass.  The results of the drive were very good with 1,100 pounds of baby items and $1,427 in donations received.

There are no events planned for August.

The Monarchs In Motion 5K has been moved to October 15th.  More race information is available at this site

June 2016

There are additional activities planned for the month of June.  Upcoming events to watch for are:

Catholic Parish Outreach Baby Bottle Drive on July 16th/17th.

The Monarchs In Motion 5K has been moved to October 15th.  More race information is available at this site.  

May Update

There are additional activities planned for the month of May.  Upcoming events to watch for are:

Catholic Parish Outreach Baby Bottle Drive in July

The Monarchs In Motion 5K has been moved to October 15th.  More race information is available at this site.  

April Update

The March CPO Food Drive was a great success.  The Knights supported collection before and after all weekend Masses.  During those Masses, the Parish contributed 1,537 pounds of groceries and $1,760 in cash.  Combined with the school food drive, the CPO truck was completely full as you can see in the Community photo gallery.  Adopt-a-Highway will be on April 16th (see details below).  The Monarchs In Motion 5K has been moved to October 15th.  More race information is available at this site.  Dates for a possible Habitat for Humanity Day are being considered but have not been decided upon.

.Our Spring Adopt-A-Highway event is Saturday April 16!

 Brother Rob Tripp is again organizing this event.  Plan to meet at Olive Chapel Elementary School (1751 Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502) at 8:30 AM.  Children must be 12 years old to participate.  Please consider participating in this truly local opportunity, literally just down the street!  As usual, drinks and snacks will be provided.  Bags, gloves, vests, and sticks to pick up trash will also be available.  If you have not yet volunteered for Adopt-A-Highway, please watch the safety video at the following link.  

 

March Update

Please consider helping with the next CPO Parish Food Drive.  As with previous food drives, the Knights will provide support before and after Mass the weekend of March 12th and 13th with loading donations into the truck.  You can sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4aaca62a1-catholic3.  

Stay tuned for other events in future months: Adopt-A-Highway cleanup will be in April and planning has started for the next Monarchs in Motion 5K.  

February Update

No February activities are currently planned, but from a community perspective, there are some activities to think about for the first part of 2016.  Are you interested in joining the core team who organizes the annual STMM 5K Walk/Run?  Planning will start in February.  Please contact me if you would more information.

January Update

January 4th, 2016

Coats for Kids: The coats have been distributed!  As mentioned in the December update, through the efforts of the Cornell Chicken fundraiser and the Grand Knight's Y-Guides haunted house event we have enough funds for 98 coats.  The coats were available to be distributed in time for Christmas.  Here is a picture of the Y Guides in action helping to deliver the coats.  More pictures are on the KofC 7186 Facebook page.

No other January activities are currently planned, but from a community perspective, there are some activities to think about for the first part of 2016.  Are you interested in joining the core team who organizes the annual STMM 5K Walk/Run?  Planning will start in January.  Habitat for Humanity is also starting some local construction that we can consider participating in.

December Update

Coats for Kids: The coats have been ordered!  Through the efforts of the Cornell Chicken fundraiser and the Grand Knight's Y-Guides haunted house event we have enough funds for 72 coats.  The order has been placed, and Catholic Parish Outreach is very excited about the donation happening before Christmas.  Update on 12/13, the coats have arrived and will be delivered next weekend.  Here is what a crate of coats looks like packed, and unpacked.

No other December activities are planned, but from a community perspective, there are some activities to think about for the first part of 2016.  Are you interested in joining the core team who organizes the annual STMM 5K Walk/Run?  Planning will start in January.  Habitat for Humanity is also starting some local construction that we can consider participating in.  If either of these interest you, please contact me, Mike Rota at michael_w_rota@yahoo.com

Blood Drive for our Veterans

Sautrday December 5th from 8:30am to 12:00pm at the St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and School.

In honor of our active military and veterans! Please plan to attend the last blood drive of this year for St Mary Magdalene parish and the Knights of Columbus Council 7186. 

 

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Donate and automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $25.00 visa gift card.

 

November Updates

CPO Food Box Preparation: This annual event at the CPO facility was held on October 3rd.  Over 20 Knights and family members prepared over 1000 boxes of food that will be distributed during the Thanksgiving week allowing Catholic Parish Outreach to significantly expand the number of families they can serve that week when demand is very high.

Adopt-A-Highway: Brother Rob Tripp organized this event held on October 17th to continue our commitment to maintaining a section of Olive Chapel Road.

Coats for Kids: Due to the success of the Cornell Chicken fundraiser, funds are available to purchase coats for children and distribution through Catholic Parish Outreach.  Coats will be ordered, received, and distributed during this month.