Volunteer Activities

VA HOSPITAL IN MARTINSBURG, WV

On the months with 5 Fridays we join the Elks Club of Fairfax and take books, games, puzzles, music cd's, VHS and DVD movies and other select items to the vets as well as sponsor a Bingo night for them.

In September we also help and cook for their family fair and picnic. This is a family event and wives and older children are welcome to help.

Those interested should meet at the Council home at 3:00 pm and carpool to the ELK’s club in Martinsburg, then on to the Hospital. For more information, please contact PGK Richard Owen at 703 941-3848.

CHRIST HOUSE

Every other month, beginning with January on the second Tuesday, Brother Knights (and their families) prepare and serve the evening meal at Christ House. Christ House is a Catholic center to help those in need of all faiths in trying times

We feed about 60 to 70 people including families. We meet at 4 pm to set up and prepare the evening meal. This is a family activity. Wives and older children are welcome.

For more information, please contact PGK Richard Owen at 703 941-3848.

MARCH FOR LIFE

Our council has long participated in The March for Life in Washington, D.C., which began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

FISH FRY

Each year, our council sponsors Friday evening fish fries throughout the Lenten season.

CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS

The Council, along with the Casey Women’s Club, annually prepares food baskets for distribution to needy families in Queen of Apostles Parish. We collect donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items to provide for a nice Christmas meal and perhaps even a couple other meals. All baskets are assembled and delivered  to the church.

ESSAY CONTEST

The Order encourages all councils and assemblies to sponsor the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest at schools in their communities. The essay contest is a creative way to encourage young people to become citizens who are firmly grounded in the Faith. Council 4522 annually conducts the Essay Contest at the Queen of Apostles School.

KofC ANNUAL BASKETBALL FREE THROW CONTEST

Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level (parishes within the Councils). Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.