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Bergenfield Knights Of Columbus Raise $17K For Local Groups

The Bergenfield Knights of Columbus donated $17,071 to various groups in the community.
The Bergenfield Knights of Columbus donated $17,071 to various groups in the community. Photo Credit: Contributed

BERGENFIELD, N.J. – St. John’s Council #1345 Knights of Columbus, serving Bergenfield-Dumont, has raised $17,071 in spring donations for local groups.

Under the leadership of Grand Knight Larry Rivera, the money was donated to the following:

  • Scholarships: Two Catholic high school scholarships of $500 each, seven college scholarships of $1,000 each and a $100 scholarship to the Dumont High School Scholarship Fund, for a total of $8,100.
  • Developmentally disabled persons activities: $8,066 from the annual Knights of Columbus collection drive for developmentally disabled persons in April donated to local county agencies that provide special needs services, learning skills and support for the developmentally disabled.
  • Charitable donations: Collected $905 from the MNF Group and donated to the American Special Children’s Pilgrimage Group, who take intellectually disabled children to Lourdes, France, each year during Easter week.

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic men’s lay organization with more than 1.9 million members worldwide. Catholic men wishing more information about the Knights can contact Gerry Flood at 551-795- 7480. Click here for more information about St. John’s Council #1345.

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