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.
Mark Banga - Marriage & Family - John Paul II Institute Project
This project is in partnership with Regina Monsignor Gerein Council 9859Mark & Maggie Banga joined the Camboni Lay Missionary Program and began a mission in Ethiopia in February 2010. Mark has served for 6 years at the Awassa Catholic Secretariat, the main diocesan coordinating office servicing the south of Ethiopia. This experience has convinced them that they wish to dedicate the remainder of their lives as lay missionaries and in particular to return to Canada to undertake a ministry of evangelization with the Church on "marriage and family".Mark will commence a two-year master's degree in theology at John Paul II Institute in Washington D.C. beginning in August 2016. Mark, Maggie and their three adopted children will be moving from Ethiopia to Washington D.C.Mark is the son of Monsignor Gerein member Alex Banga.
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.
This project continues until December 27, 2017.
Campion College Lift Project
This project is in partnership with Campion College Council (#15955) & Regina Chapter. There is need for an accessibility lift to be built into the new Campion College front entry, to enable individuals with mobility challenges to access Campion building from the new underground tunnel being built to connect the residence towers to the College. This is only a small part of a massive building improvement project being undertaken by Campion College to make the entire facility more accessible. The Regina Chapter together with the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation has accepted the challenge to raise the funds needed for this lift.
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.