Christmas Drive for Needy Families

posted Nov 15, 2018, 6:35 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 6:38 AM ]


At tonight's Business Meeting, I discussed how our Council will once again be collecting for needy families for the upcoming Christmas season.  For the past two years, we have collected monies for Oak City Outreach, which is an organization under Catholic Charities.  A Social Worker for Oak City, has identified needy families.  Below is a detailed report of what our donation ($360.00) paid for last year:

Knights of Columbus

OCOC Families Supported for Christmas 2017


  1. Couple who had no food for the holidays

    1. $40 Gift Card – Food Lion

  2. Unemployed father spending his first Christmas with his 8-year-old daughter

    1. Outfit, sleep set, Chapstick

    2. Requested doll

  3. Mother who just started working and moved into apartment, no funds for Christmas, 12-year-old son

    1. 3DS Game

  4. Mother with 4 children (10, 12, 15, 16-years-old) – Had loss housing and storage, just recently re-housed, had no funds for Christmas

    1. An outfit for each of the children, along with new socks, toboggans, gloves and scarves (most needed)

    2. Board game for the family

    3. Tree for the family (donated)

  5. Mother with 6 children (3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13-years-old) – Had no funds for Christmas and did not qualify for program services - Assisted w/ the help of another group

    1. Toy for smaller children

    2. Gift card for two larger children

  6. Mother with 5 children (3, 8, 12, 14, 15) – Family living in doubled-up situation, not able to qualify for program services - Assisted w/ the help of another group 

    1. Outfit for each child

    2. Gift basket with either a toy or game included, with a Wal-Mart gift card

  7. Homeless Father with 14-year-old (son lives with the mother)

    1. Remote control truck

    2. Wrestling poster



Amount Donated: $360.00

Thank you so much!

These families had a better Christmas, because of your generous support!

The link for Oak City Outreach:

We will be collecting at the next Social meeting (Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:30)-whatever you can give is appreciated.  If you cannot make the Social meeting and want to make a donation, please contact either myself or Will McGowan.

Thanks in advance and God Bless,

Joe Healey
Family Director 
Knights of Columbus Council 6650