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Fraternal year 2016-2017

Title: Catholic Community Services Hospice & Home Care Fundraiser

Council: Archbishop Seghers 1760

Category: Culture of Life

Date: 04/23/2016

Purpose of activity: Archbishop Seghers Council 1760 hosted a barbecue fund-raiser dinner for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

Description: Hospice and Home Care of Juneau (HHCJ) is a program of Catholic Community Services (CCS). CCS and other social service agencies in Juneau have suffered significant reductions in grant funding due to severe State of Alaska budget shortfalls and deficit spending. In the fall of 2015 Council and CCS Board of Directors member Jim Carroll suggested that Archbishop Seghers Council 1760 host a fund-raiser dinner for HHCJ in collaboration with HHCJ staff. The Council agreed to do so. We initially planned the dinner for April 16, 2016 but in March 2016 we changed the date to April 23 when we realized it conflicted with the Knight's Alaska State Convention. The menu consisted of barbecue country style pork ribs, potatoes, salad, cake & ice cream. Council members and others brought side dishes to share. About 80 attended. The gross proceeds of $1037 went to HHCJ. Total cost to Council was $583. We considered it a success considering the many other community activities happening at the time and plan on repeating the event in 2017.    


Title: Baby Item Drive

Council: St. Benedict 12290

Category: Culture of Life

Date: 02/01/2017

Purpose of activity: To collect items for the Teen Pregnancy Center

Description:   fhe reason the Grand Knight is the Chair Person for this project is because our Culture of Life Chair has become ,tvacant. The baby item drive was our second annual one. It began on February lst and ran for a month. We did it his year in honor of our Late Culture of Life Chair Jim Curro, he and his Wife Ann were the Pro Life Couple of Alaska. We accepted all baby items ranging from diapers to diaper bags. wipes, clothing, and play equipment. After one month we collected all the items and took them to the Teen Pregnancy Center opperated by Catholic Social Services. From there they will be distributed to different agencies and mothers as needed.

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