2019 – 2020 Faith in Action submissions

Faith  


Project Title: Seminarian Support or RSVP

Project date: November 2019        Council number: 1760  Total council members: 82           Grand Knight: Ernie Mendoza

Participation – members: 5  non members: 0    Total participants: 5       Total volunteer hours: 2.5

Program Planning: Cost: $3000.00    Members Recruited: 0  Donations: $600.00

Purpose and goals of program: The council used part of the net proceeds from the Bison Raffle to support seminarians James Wallace & Luke Daniel.  James at $1,000 in 2 donations of $500 each. Luke at $2000 in 2 donations of $1000 each. We also support them in person.

Whom does this project benefit?: Seminarians for Diocese of Juneau.

What problem or need did this project resolve?  James is in final year before ordination and fully supported. Luke is finishing 4th year at Mount Angel and is not fully supported.

Why did the council select this project?:  We have participated in RSVP for years.

Describe the success of the project: We have received very nice thank you letters. We received the $600 RSVP refund from Supreme for last years support.


Project Title: Mass for Deceased Knights Families

Project date: November 2019        Council number: 12290           Grand Knight: David Mitchell

Participation – members: 25  non members:35    Total participants: 60       Total volunteer hours: 180

Program Planning: Cost:       Members Recruited: 0  Donations: 0

Purpose and goals of program: To bring together the families of all the deceased knights of our council that we may never forget their accomplishments to our council and parish community.

Whom does this project benefit?: The parish and families of the deceased knights.

What problem or need did this project resolve?: As our founder Father Michael J. McGivney stated never turn your back on the widows and orphans of a fallen brother knight.

Why did the council select this project?: Up until two years ago we would only read the names of our deceased knights as part of the prayers of the faithful at one Mass.  As a council we felt that our fallen brothers deserve a full Mass in their honor.

Describe the success of the project: The Mass is conducted on November 2nd, All Souls Day.  Prior to that all families of the deceased knights are invited.  We have a 4th Degree Honor Guard and a bell is rung after each name is read aloud.  A red rose is then placed into a vase in front of the alter.  A reception is held after the Mass.

   


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Life  


Project Title: Family Promise Support

Project date:  7/1/19 to present       Council number:      1760                   Grand Knight:   Ernie Mendoza

Participation – members:   8            non members:  5   Total participants:  13         Total volunteer hours: 650

Program Planning: Cost:  $500.00    Time:   1                    Members Recruited:  0           Donations: 0

Purpose and goals of program: Council used part of net proceeds from the Bison Raffle to support Family Promise Program in their respective parishes. Members also donated time and meals. Difficult to estimate hours. Couples participate in helping. Spouses fix meals.

Whom does this project benefit?: Homeless families with children participating in the Family Promise Program. 

What problem or need did this project resolve?: Getting homeless families a job and a home and self respect.

Why did the council select this project?: An interdenominational program. Both Juneau parishes have been participating in the program for several years. Parishioners donate time and dinners during each week families spend nights at their parish.

Describe the success of the project: The project has been very successful at getting homeless families off the streets and into paying jobs and homes.


Project Title: Special Olympics

Project date:  2019       Council number:      12290                   Grand Knight:   David Mitchell

Participation – members:   30            non members:  10   Total participants:  40         Total volunteer hours: 1000

Program Planning: Cost:      Time:                       Members Recruited:    0         Donations:  $6200.00

Purpose and goals of program: The Knights of Columbus has a unique partnership with Special Olympics and has helped disabled athletes train for and compete in games around the world.  Celebrate the intrinsic worth and dignity of every single human being through and through.

Whom does this project benefit?: Helps disabled athletes to train for and complete in games at local, state, and world levels.

What problem or need did this project resolve?:  It assisted with all aspects of the program from fundraising to feeding the athletes, organizing and judging events. 

Why did the council select this project?: The council has worked with Special Olympics for more than 6 years with the summer and winter games, cookouts, and their major fundraisers.

Describe the success of the project:   Major fundraiser, The Polar Plunge is done in mid December and the plungers have to raise at least $125 each to be able to jump into the frozen Goose Lake in Anchorage.  We had 11 jumpers and raised over $6200.

      


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Community


Project Title: Sheakley Family Home Repair

Project date:  March to Jul 2019       Council number:   1760               Grand Knight:   Ernie Mendoza

Participation – members:   8            non members:  2   Total participants:  10         Total volunteer hours: 240

Program Planning: Cost:   $2409.29   Time:   5                    Members Recruited: 0             Donations: $1151.00

Purpose and goals of program: Warren & Rita Sheakley needed repairs to bedroom & bathroom caused by water damage. Needed to seal leaks, remove dry wall & wet insulation, dry it out, install new insulation and dry wall, paint, install trim and make repairs in bathroom.

Whom does this project benefit?: Home of Rita and Warren Sheakley. Viet Nam Army veteran, Alaska Native and long-standing local family. Warren was hospitalized, critical condition and unable to make repairs. Rita could find no other help and asked Jim Betts for help.

What problem or need did this project resolve?: Leaks and water damage to walls & ceiling of bedroom and bathroom. Remove all insulation from bedroom and bathroom, repairied leaking exterior seams, installed R-26 fiberglass batting with dry wall over. Removed debris, painted, replaced trim and and reconstructed the bathroom area.

Why did the council select this project?: Family was unable to get assistance from any other source. Rita knew Jim Betts (Warren’s friend and also his boat mechanic) was associated with the Knights. Some other members also knew Rita & Warren. 

Describe the success of the project:  The 2019 St. Patrick’s dinner was a successful fundraiser for the project. A Hispanic handyman visiting a sick relative needed work and was paid a modest amount to do the dry wall work. Rita came home to a warm dry house but Warren passed away before he could return home.

    


Project Title: Habitat for Humanity

Project date:   September 2019     Council number:    12290                     Grand Knight:   David Mitchell

Participation – members:   12            non members:  4   Total participants:  16         Total volunteer hours: 240

Program Planning: Cost:      Time:                       Members Recruited:    1         Donations: $2500.00

Purpose and goals of program:  The council works closely with Habitat for Humanity a nonprofit Christian organization, to build homes for families in need at substantially reduced cost.  Program requirements; councils are asked to donate minimum for $1000 or 200 service hours.

Whom does this project benefit?:  Low income and families in need.

What problem or need did this project resolve?: The duplex that was built put two families into a new home.

Why did the council select this project?:  The council has been working hand in hand with Habitat for Humanity for about six years. 

Describe the success of the project:  Please go online at the link below to read the full story that was submitted to the Columbia magazine.

https://www.knights.net/en/serve/articles/chairmen-of-the-boards.html

 

  

    

 


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Project Title: Juneau Knights Christmas Party

Project date:         Council number:  1760                    Grand Knight:  Ernie Mendoza 

Participation – members:   8            non members:  2   Total participants:  10         Total volunteer hours: 35

Program Planning: Cost:  $1142.30    Time:  2                    Members Recruited: 0            Donations: $80

Purpose and goals of program: Hosted the annual Christmas dinner & White Elephant Gift exchange for Juneau area Knights & families. Menu was prime rib and trimmings. Shared fun and fellowship.

Whom does this project benefit?: All Juneau area Knights of Columbus members & their families and widows who choose to attend. 

What problem or need did this project resolve?: It is an annual event for over 30 years.

Why did the council select this project?: It was our turn this year. It alternates between Council 11757 at St Paul the Apostle and Council 1760 at the Cathedral.

Describe the success of the project: As usual we were competing with other community events. Attendance was slightly down this year but we had a great time. All left over prime rib was sold for $80 total. Attendance was about 45.


Project Title: Good Friday Family Promotion

Project date:  April 2019       Council number:  12290                       Grand Knight:   David Mitchell

Participation – members:   40            non members:  80   Total participants:  120         Total volunteer hours: 600

Program Planning: Cost:      Time:                       Members Recruited:  0           Donations: 0

Purpose and goals of program:  Bring families into more robust practice and better understanding of our Catholic faith and the triduum. 

Whom does this project benefit?:  All members of the parish and the Catholic community.

What problem or need did this project resolve?: To increase the attendance, involvement and understanding of holy week. 

Why did the council select this project?: It has been an ongoing project to bridge the gap between the parish and the council. 

Describe the success of the project:  On Good Friday the Archdiocese has a faith walk in downtown Anchorage in which there are different starting points for the stations of the cross and conclude in town square.  Our Knight Council assist the parish and youth group with road guards and transportation to insure safety.

   


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