Sask K of C Charitable Foundation Contingency Project
- To develop a framework that will facilitate the promotion and enhancement of "Charity giving" of Councils, Members and citizens at large.
- To develop opportunities for Sask K of C Charitable Foundation, Councils and members to work together in providing financial assistance to worthy projects, programs or individuals.
- To develop a mechanism and process to entertain project and program funding requests throughout the year.
Principles for Contingency Project Partnership Agreements
The Sask K of C Foundation will consider entering into a Contingency Project/Program Partnership with a Council, group of Councils with the objective of improving the quality of life and support Catholic values with our communities as follows:
- The Council(s) will approve the project at the local level including a participants, timeframes and marketing strategy. The approved project will be presented to the President of the Sask K of C Foundation for consideration.
- Each project/program will have a budget including specific timelines.
- Sask K of C Charitable Foundation Grants Committee will review the project proposal to determine approval. A key element of approval will be the degree support of the members and Council(s).
- Once approved, all funds raised will be channeled through the Foundation account. Each donation of $20.00 or more will receive a tax receipt.
- Funds may be contributed directly to the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation office or by credit card payment through the website. The website will outline each project and promote support by all viewers.
- The Sask K of C Charitable Foundation will provide an additional Grant to the Project/Program recipient.
- Project/Program recipients potentially receive more funds for their Charitable needs.
- Councils receive expanded exposure for their project/programs.
Sask Knights of Columbus receive greater exposure and visibility while practicing their primary principle of Charity and second principle of Unity.
Archbishop Don Bolen Residence Project
Archbishop Don has moved out of his home on the east side of Regina in order to accommodate living space for priests and Seminarians. The Archbishop has decided to take up residence in a bedroom on the second floor of the rectory at St. Mary’s Parish on Winnipeg Street in Regina. This area has been vacant for some time and in dire need of improvement/repair. In recognition of the shortage of funding available from within the Archdiocese, Archbishop Don took it upon himself to personally begin painting the bedroom, half bath etc. A group of Knights heard this was happening and immediately stepped in and took over responsibility to have the area improved to livable standards. For example, rugs were old, dirty and worn so must be removed and replaced. Walls and ceiling were worn and discolored from smoke and age. Etc, etc. The work that can be accomplished by volunteers is underway, however, there is also need for materials and some qualified workers to complete the project. The Archdiocese is also providing some financial support. Santo Nino Council 12415 would like to have the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation partner in a project to raise funds to cover the costs of upgrading the residence area for the Archbishop.
Coats for Kids
All donors who wish to make a donation of $20 or more towards the purchase of coats will receive an income tax receipt. All donations will be credited towards the council that raises the funds and will also count towards their yearly quota.
Hope For Hana Project
Meadow Lake Council #5259 is partnering with the Sask. Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation in the “Hope for Hana” project. Hana Johnson, a 19-year-old daughter of a brother Knight Troy Johnson was diagnosed with cancer in February of 2017. Meadow lake Council is raising funds to help the Johnson family with expenses for extensive medical treatments to treat Hana’s type of cancer.
Campion College Council Bursary
Mother Teresa Middle School is privately funded Grades 6 – 8 with enrollment restricted to low-income, single/no parent students from the inner city of Regina. A significant number are from aboriginal families with minimal support and resources. The Jesuits are active partners in Mother Teresa.
Campion College & Campion College Council 15955 has been working together with Mother Teresa at an informal level since its inception. For example, there is a mass service periodically during the school year at Campion College Chapel which all Mother Teresa students attend. Also, Campion Council members act as mentors to some of the MTMS students etc.
As a means of assisting the less fortunate and as a visual demonstration of support of secondary education, Campion College Council would like to establish an annual bursary with the following criteria:
- Applicant must be enrolled as a student at Campion College
- Bursary of $1,000.00/year commencing in September 2018
- Financial need is a primary qualifier
- Preference is given to a graduate of Mother Teresa Middle School
- Entry year and/or a first-time recipient is offered preference
In order to fund the Campion College Council Bursary, an Endowment would be established within the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation. The Endowment would be funded through an agreed partnership of:
- 33% - Campion College Council #15955
- 33% - Campion College
- 33% - Councils & Sask K of C Charitable Foundation
The funding contributions for the Campion College Council Bursary would be initiated by Campion Council 15955 and matched by Campion College & Sask K of C Charitable Foundation over a two-year timeframe.
Canadian Wheelchair Foundation Challenge
Alberta against Saskatchewan
Your Wheelchair Foundation program directors of Alberta and Saskatchewan have set out a challenge for this year’s State Convention. Basically – which province can sponsor the most wheelchairs for people who lack mobility – and often hope, freedom and independence?
Here is how it works.
We encourage your Council to conduct fundraising activities or use available Charitable Funds for meeting the Chal-lenge of sponsoring at least one Wheelchair – for a donation of just $195.00. (Note that all personal donations collected by the Council prior to April 24th can be included in your Council’s contribution. Personal donations in excess of $20.00 are eligible for a tax deductible receipt from the Foundation and will be counted in your council totals.)
We ask that the Council deliver a cheque(s) to our State Convention and present it during the Saturday afternoon Sask KofC Charitable Foundation Annual General Meeting. Make the cheques payable to the Sask KofC Charitable Foundation and place the words “Wheelchair Do-nation” on memo line. All donations will be tracked and a winner announced at the Canadian Association Meeting held during the Supreme Convention.
There are support materials available from your director and State Office. We will send them out to you on request.