Christmas Wreath Sales for Wheelchairs
For the past several years Christ the King Council 5004 has donated the proceeds of its annual Christmas wreath sales event to American Wheelchair Mission, a global wheelchair mission program, to deliver wheelchairs to individuals and families in need of mobility. In a recent letter of thanks to Council 5004, the American Wheelchair Mission noted the council’s 2014 gift “helped us answer prayers and make dreams come true” to children and adults who lacked the means to acquire wheelchairs.
School Supplies & Backpacks for Children in Need
In 2014 Christ the King Council 5004 conducted its first annual school supply and backpack drive for school children and families in need in area schools grades K-8. The Council purchased seventy-five backpacks and asked parishioners of Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford and Groveland, MA to consider donating school supplies to help the Council fill as many backpacks as possible. The Council coordinated with the principals of local area schools to provide the Council with lists of school supplies which varied from school to school and to determine which students and families in each school were most in need of the school supplies and backpacks. Due to the generosity of parishioners the Council was able to completely fill all seventy-five backpacks and even had several extra boxes filled with school supplies, all of which were delivered to the schools and distributed to the children whom the school principals deemed most in need.
Winter Coats for Children in Need
Christ the King Council 5004 regularly participates in the Knights of Columbus Winter Coats for Kids drive. Over the years the Council has purchased several Winter Coats and worked with a local food pantry to distribute the coats to the children of families who use the food pantry and are in need of assistance.
Hearing Aides for Children in Need
Christ the King Council 5004 was approached by a family with two young children who required hearing aides. The Council donated funds to the family to offset the costs of purchasing four hearing aides.
Monthly Food Pantry Donations
For several years Christ the King Council 5004 has made monthly monetary donations to the Sacred Hearts Food Pantry located in Bradford, Massachusetts to help the food pantry help individuals and families who are in need of food and other assistance. We encourage you to make donations to the Sacred Hearts Food Pantry located at 16 Carlton Street, Bradford, Massachusetts 01835.