Knights of Columbus Chapter 11296 of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church contributed more than $2,700 to school systems this summer for their special needs programs.
The chapter donated $926.52 each to Council Bluffs Community School District, Lewis Central Community School District and St. Albert Catholic Schools.
Each year, the Council Bluffs Knights of Columbus councils pass out Tootsie Rolls and collect money for people with intellectual disabilities.
The purpose of the Knights of Columbus is to provide spiritual growth for its members and opportunities for service to the parish and to the larger community, according to the local councils’ website.
The Knights work on a broad range of projects for their church, community, council, families and youth.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is available to all practicing Catholic men 18 or older.