Service Events

The Knights of Columbus take the virtue of charity seriously. Throughout the year we participate in various projects.

  • Annual Tootsie Roll Drive
    Every Fall you see us around town in our yellow smocks  – give us a hand as we raise money for the intellectually disabled here in Lake County.
  • KC Wheelers
    About once a quarter, we head the the North Chicago V.A. Hospital, where we fan out and ‘wheel’ disabled vets to Mass. Truly a way to thank them for their service!
  • St Mary’s Oktoberfest & Lenten Fish Fry
    Fellow Knights are generally put in charge of the beverage concession at these festive events at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest.
  • Newman Fund Raffle & Seminarian Raffle
    We sell raffle tickets for these two great causes – one that supports college Newman Centers, and the other that supports seminarians here in our own diocese.
  • Charities, Inc.
    Though not an event per say, our Council manages Charities, Inc – an organization founded by a generous donation of the Baker Family which distributes thousands of dollars each year to local causes & scholarships.
  • Local Volunteering
    We’ve worked at local charities, such as Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. We’re always looking for new opportunities to help out.