Virtual Claws for a Cause

Virtual Claws for a Cause


Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM

Project Description:

For the last seven years our Council has conducted a lobster dinner, known as “Claws for a Cause” in support of our local food pantry. Each year we have been able to donate at least $2,500.00 from the proceeds of the dinner.

This year sadly because of the pandemic we were unable to hold our fundraising dinner yet the need at the food pantry is greater than ever. Our Council decided to hold a virtual “Claws for a Cause”. Over the course of several weekends were able to insert notices in our Parish bulletin. Our local weekly newspaper was kind enough to write an article about our efforts.

We set a goal of $2,500.00 and our Council voted to kick start the fundraising with a donation of $1,000.00.

Almost immediately donations started to appear in our mailbox at the Church. Donations ranged from $5.00 to $1,000.00 provided by individuals, Brother Knights, Parishioners and local businesses. We were humbled by the outpouring of support and the many kind notes that were included with the donations. Several Brothers worked to pick up the checks, log donations and get them to the bank.

The week before Thanksgiving we were able to present the food pantry with a check for $4350.00, the highest individual donation they have received. The overwhelming support from our Brother Knights, the Lake Region Community and businesses covered the entire cost of the need for Thanksgiving and Christmas for 2020.

Following in the spirit of Blessed Michael McGivney our Council was not deterred by the challenges in providing for others in need.

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