for Community Exceptional Children's Programs
For more than twenty-five years, members of the 8759 Council of the Knights of Columbus - often accompanied by their wives - have dedicated themselves to serving children with special needs by raising funds to benefit local public schools' Exceptional Children's programs and other programs that benefit special needs populations such as the Special Olympics.
As part of the local LAMB (Least Among My Brethren) project, members of the 8759 KOC solicit donations from store patrons and manage the local can campaign that many businesses keep on their countertops year round. Often helped out by Dare County Schools EC teachers, KOC members offer tootsie rolls in exchange for donations.
At the monthly Knights of Columbus meeting on the evening of January 24, Grand Knight Jon O’Neil distributed $13,305 to EC teachers in Dare and Currituck counties and to local Special Olympics. Since 1973, the LAMB project has raised and distributed over $300,000. These funds continue to directly impact the lives of hundreds of area children and adults with mental and physical challenges.
“It was a pleasure to attend the celebration on January 24,” commented Burgess. “This outpouring of support for our special education students and their teachers is heartwarming. We deeply appreciate the dedication of the Knights of Columbus and admire their persistent efforts over the years.”