Parish News - Knights of Columbus with Ladies Auxiliary and Parish Women's Guild - 2020 School Fund Campaign

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish

Joins our Parish Women’s Guild,

Knights of Columbus Council with Ladies Auxiliary

to Address our Children’s Challenges

One Saint Francis of Assisi parishioner recently wrote: “Every day in the local paper or on local news, we hear about the challenges of so many of our neighbors, from the homeless, veterans, elderly, children and families.  Sometimes, we might think the problems of so many are insurmountable and ask, ‘What can I do to help so many of those in need in our community?’”
For years, the Knights of Columbus Council 7672 has worked to raise funds to meet these challenges by sponsoring Pancake Breakfasts, Spaghetti Dinners, and numerous charitable events.  With the shadow of the pandemic hanging over our heads, the Knights may no longer sponsor these events due to pandemic protocol. However, the needs of our people in our community are ongoing.  A recent article in The Sun, our local newspaper, we read of the needs of students in our local schools.

The Knights of Columbus Council’s 7672 efforts are currently focused on providing children’s school supplies and “Coats for Kids” for elementary school students at Englewood and Vineland Elementary Schools.  The poverty level in these schools is greater than 67%.  As you can imagine this need is more urgent during the pandemic.  Children in these schools cannot afford to purchase simple supplies that are needed to complete their daily assignments.  In the past, the Knight’s responded to these challenges by collecting and donating thousands of dollars towards assisting our local children.
Saint Francis of Assisi Church, the Parish Women’s Guild, the Knights of Columbus Council 7672 with Ladies Auxiliary, have agreed to jointly sponsor this challenge.  Our Parish Women’s Guild has generously offered to match the Knights 2020 School Fund donations.  We now Invite you, our Parishioners of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, to join this challenge as supporters and/or contributors.  Here’s how:


  1. Donations can be made online on our secure website.
CLICK HERE to make your online donation.


  1. Donation checks addressed to Knights of Columbus Council 7672 may be mailed to:


Knights of Columbus Council 7672
c/o Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
5265 Placida Road
Grove City, Florida 34224
Please memo the Check for: 2020 KofC School Fund
Please do not mark anything on the envelope exterior regarding the fund


  1. Donation checks addressed to Knights of Columbus Council 7672 or cash, may be dropped off at the Saint Francis of Assisi Church Parish Office during normal business hours. Please address “Children’s School fund” on the envelope. Please memo the checks for: 2020 KofC School Fund.


With grateful appreciation,
Donald C. Kasson
Geraldine Chesney
Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Council 7672
Parish Women's Guild

“In the uncertainty of life, give thanks that God has good plans for your children. He will give them a hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11