At a Christmas party jointly hosted by the Rockland chapter of the Knights of Columbus and the John Cardinal McCloskey Council 4565, the Knights again demonstrated their commitment to living Christ’s commandment of love by helping others.
Generous donations were made to variety of charities, local and international, religious and secular — all organizations that do true pro-life work that supports the culture of life.
Recipients included The Rockland Right to Life Committee, Birthright, Good Counsel Homes, Several Sources Shelters, The Sisters of Life, Catholic Charities, the Marian Shrine, the Tagaste Monastery, Jawonio and Camp Venture, and Free the Kids, which provides a home for orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti.
The gift to Free the Kids was accepted in their behalf by Dr. Bob Gregory, who has raised $74,000 for this charity over the years.
Also receiving an award was Richie Porr, who was named McCloskey Council Knight of the Year. The event was held on Dec. 20 at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall in West Nyack.