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SVDP and IHNBC Serve the Hungry, Homeless, and Others in Need


St. Mary of the Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 6520 is hosting its 8th annual charity golf tournament on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Medford Village Country Club (28 Golfview Dr. Medford, NJ 08055). All proceeds benefit Medford’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County.

“We look forward to a great group of golfers and generous sponsors to support these two critical organizations who serve the needy in our area with food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance, and other support services,” said Council 6520 Grand Knight John Kennealy.

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Golf registration is $150.00 and includes greens fee, golf cart, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, and a sit down dinner. Dinner-only tickets are also available for $45.00. The tournament is a scramble format and begins with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. A cocktail hour follows the tournament and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction, raffle, and tombola offer opportunities to win great prizes. Foursomes can register at a discount before May 15.

Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and individuals. Options range from tournament sponsor to booster to merchandise or gift certificate donations.

To register for golf or dinner, serve as a sponsor, or volunteer, contact Paul Banfe at paulbanf@comcast.net or 609–870–4110 or Dave Santaspirt at spirt24@gmail.com or 609–346–4021.

In 2014, Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers served more than 5,900 adults and children with spiritual assistance and food, clothing, and financial help for rent and mortgage, auto insurance, utilities, and medical expenses valued at $434,762. This included nearly 200 home visitations and nearly 700 food deliveries. For Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, 846 adults and 586 children from more than 500 families received dinner, gifts, and candy.

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County receives more than 300 unduplicated calls each year from families seeking shelter. IHN provides both day and night shelter, three meals per day, showers and toiletries, use of laundry facility, telephone, and case management services. More than 50 percent of IHN families move to permanent or transitional housing on exit of the program. No fee is ever charged to a guest.

Founded by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, with more than 1.8 million members worldwide. Last year, the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization set new records for giving, with more than $170 million and 70 million hours of service donated to charitable causes.


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