By Ed Bystran, Charity President
The 2015 State Convention in San Diego is swiftly approaching. Grand Knights and convention attendees should bring their Columbian Charity donation checks to the convention. They will be collected on Saturday at the “Parade of Grand Knights.”
Please be generous! All Councils and convention attendees are asked to donate. Councils should consider a donation of $3.65 per brother. This is your charity’s primary source of funds.
Columbian Charities is dedicated to assisting California Brothers and their widows in distress. For sixty years we have worked to provide CHARITY and to fulfill Father McGivney’s mandate – BROTHER HELPING BROTHER.
At last year’s “Parade of Grand Knights,” and with some mail donations, you donated$128,000 to Columbian Charities! THANK YOU for reaching-out a helping hand to your less fortunate Brothers! You should be proud of your generosity.
Unfortunately last year 73 Brothers needed financial assistance and your charity provided them with over $176,000 in grants and had to dig into its reserve funds to meet the need. Please increase your contribution this year.
Councils who miss the convention should not overlook their donation. Every Council is asked to donate and very Brother is also encouraged to make a personal contribution. Checks or cash may be delivered at the “Parade” or mailed to this address.
California Columbian Charities, Inc., P.O. Box 4256, Cerritos, CA 90703
Columbian Charities is ready to provide financial assistance to the Brothers of your Council in their time of need. Any member who has information about a Brother in distress should notify the Grand Knight. The Grand Knight can obtain a charity application by calling the State Office at (909) 434-0460.