The Latham Colonie K of C participates in a variety of programs that serve both the Church and our Community. Any member interested in volunteering for any of these programs may contact us.
CHARITABLE & BENEVOLENT (C&B) RAFFLE
Our Council participates in the NYS Council C&B Raffle with sales beginning in July and the drawing held in December. Grand Prize is $25,000; Second Prize $10,000; Third Prize $5,000, and 10 Consolation Prizes of $1,000 each. Sellers also are eligible to receive prizes. Profits from the raffle are shared by the State Council and local selling councils. Proceeds are used for various programs including: Religious Vocations, Pro-Life Programs, Youth Programs; and, Charitable Works of Mercy. For tickets, books or more information, contact FS Hank LaRose by clicking here.
Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP)
Founded by a parish priest, the Knights of Columbus has always worked hard to encourage young men and women to consider God’s call to service in the priesthood or religious life.
Under the motto “Keep the Faith Alive,” the Order’s vocations initiative has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation.
The heart of the Order’s vocations effort continues to be the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP). Our council provides monetary and moral support for seminarians and postulants who are preparing for the priesthood or religious life.
Adopt a Highway Program
The council participates in New York State's highway cleanup program by picking up a section of Rte. 2 twice a year, in spring and fall. Clean up takes about an hour to 1 and a half hours, depending on help.
Red Cross Blood Drives
In the past few years we have begun to host blood drives for the American Red Cross. Dates and times can always be found in our newsletter, Facebook page and here on our website