The Knights of Columbus, Christopher Society of Penticton recently made its charitable disbursements for the year 2013.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society was awarded $7,000 to assist people who are struggling to make ends meet in these difficult times.
The OSNS (Child Development Centre) received $1,000 to assist in its program of helping challenged children. Birthright which gives advice to pregnant mothers received $1,000. Canadian Food For Children which helps children in Africa, received $1,000.
The Soupateria, which provides a hot lunch each day for people in need, received $2,000. Habitat for Humanity which provides housing for people who would normally struggle to own a home received $1,000. Discovery House, which helps people combat addictions, received $1,000. Holy Cross School received $4,000.
The grand total given away was $18,000.
For the past 50 years, the Christopher Society of the Knights of Columbus has provided in Penticton assistance to people in need. And like the people we help, the society has also fallen victim to the tough times.
Low interest rates which generate the funds we are able to give away has taken its toll on the amount of help we can give. Anyone can assist the Christopher Society in its goal to help challenged people by making a donation for a charitable purpose. They can get in touch with me at my phone number.