• Texas Ladies State Program

    The theme for the 2014-2015 Texas State Council Ladies Program is Pro-Life. “This year we will do something a little different and I believe it will create excitement in every diocese”, says First Lady Estelle Simonton. “This year we will raise funds for the Pro-Life Ministry in each diocese. We have come to learn that there are many Maternity Homes and Pregnancy Resource Centers throughout Texas that are in need of financial and spiritual help. We would like to raise enough money to be able to send a generous donation to one Pro-Life Ministry in each diocese on behalf of the ladies of the Texas Knights. Here is how it will work.

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  • Fr. McGivney Icon

    Rendered by renowned religious artist G.E. Mullan, the original was donated to the Knights of Columbus Museum. The Supreme Knight, Supreme Chaplain and all 15 Bishops in Texas received one print of a limited Founder’s series.Other series prints are available to Councils, individual knights and others by making a donation to Texas’ Charity Fund. This vivid print will make an excellent addition to a Council chamber or as a gift for your Bishop, Chaplain or other clergy; Knight or Family of the Year.

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    Select this LINK for the Prayer Card reverse side text.

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  • Cardinal Medeiros Fund

    The Cardinal Medeiros Trust Fund was created in 1981 as part of the Texas State Charities program. It was named to honor Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, the former Bishop of Brownsville, who served as Texas State Chaplain 1969-1970. The interest earned is used to fund our educational grants program. The Cardinal Medeiros Fellow program was started in 1998 as a means to promote contributions to the Trust fund and increase the principal, thus allowing us to earn more interest. The increase in interest income will allow us to provide additional educational grants. With a contribution of $1000, the Honoree is awarded a plaque and a lapel pin and his/her name is engraved on the honor roll at the state office and displayed at the annual State convention.

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  • Disaster Relief Fund

    From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. Our Charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national, and international projects including Disaster Relief

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  • Frontline Faith Project

    For just $24 each, this amazing project puts mini MP3 players loaded with over 7 hours of special Catholic programming into the hands of our men and women in uniform, especially those deployed overseas, and wounded warriors in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.          

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  • State Council Charities

    “Charity has been at the heart of the Knights’ mission the past 132 years. Whether with funds or service, and whether quietly helping someone overcome a personal tragedy or assisting in the aftermath of a widely known humanitarian disaster, the outpouring of charity by our members produces meaningful results, especially by helping to bring peace of mind to those who find themselves in incredibly difficult situations,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the 2014 Supreme Convention.

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  • Texas Special Olympics

    The Special Olympics movement is about dignity, self-confidence, ability, and respect.

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  • American Wheelchair Mission

    The Knights of Columbus and the the American Wheelchair Mission have teamed up to help bring wheelchairs to those who lack freedom of mobility.

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Texas State Council Charities, Inc. is qualified under the United States Internal Revenue Code as a section 501(c)(3) charity with tax ID # (EIN) 74-1756429. Donations to State Council Charities and projects funded through it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.