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Food Pantry Needs Our Help

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Mary’s Millennium Knights & Ladies

Mobilize to Help Hanover Township Food Pantry

Across the nation, Knights of Columbus councils have answered the call to “Leave No Neighbor Behind” during this Covid-19 pandemic crisis. As you know, we support the Hanover Township Food Pantry in our council and parish throughout the year. With the cancellation of activities and masses, the monthly food drives have not occurred. The food pantry counts on those donations to supplement the purchasing that they do with funds from other sources.

We have two events going on during the month of May to come to their rescue and meet their immediate needs. We’ve scheduled a Virtual 5k Run / Walk which can be completed from May 1 – June 20. To participate, click on the link below to be taken to our dedicated registration page for the event.

There are several different registration options (with and without swag). Discounts are available for families, students, and seniors as well. Swag (t-shirs and participation ribbons) as well as medals for 5k participants that upload their results, will be presented at a later date when we are able to reopen our facilities.

After registering you then RUN a 5K or WALK (5k or less) any time between now and June 20th noon. Choose your route: take to the treadmill, run in your neighborhood, or follow the suggested course map (our certified course) Feel free to run a loop beginning at any point and proceeding in either direction. Capture your results using your phone or manual entry.

We encourage individuals to form teams and solicit donations to support the food pantry. 100% of proceeds, less convenience fees charged online, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Depending on the purchasing ability of the pantry (there are limits) we will either provide the funds to them directly or purchase food and deliver to the food pantry.

Click Here to Register

 

Ladies Auxiliary Helping to
Stock Food Shelves Now

We have been in contact with the Hanover Township Food Pantry and have discovered that the pantry is in dire need. Unfortunately, because of the purchasing limits, they are asking for food donations instead of monetary donations. Right now they just aren’t able to keep enough food on the shelves.

St. John’s School is distributing school lunches to our parish families in Kyle Hall three days a week through May 15th.   We have setup a bin for food donations there and will be monitoring it and delivering to the food pantry.

If you are able, we are asking for donations to be brought to St. John the Evangelist School Kyle Hall (next to main school entrance on Parkside Circle) to help our community.  If these times don’t work for you, please email info@kofc12801.org and mention that you have food donations. Someone will be in contact with you to make other arrangements.

 

FOOD DROP OFF

DATES:  MAY 1 – MAY 15 — Monday, Wednesday, Friday
TIMES: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: KYLE HALL – St. John the Evangelist School
  (next to main school entrance on Parkside Circle)
513 Parkside Cir, Streamwood, IL 60107

 
MOST NEEDED ITEMS CURRENTLY:

Diapers – larger sizes

Canned goods – i.e.chicken, tuna, Spaghetti Os, chili, soup

Cereal

Peanut butter and jelly

Loaves of Sandwich bread

Mustard

Ketchup

Mayonnaise

We are also accepting Donations Online via the Virtual 5k Website:
Thank you for your consideration.  Together, we can make sure that no neighbor is left behind during these difficult times. 

“Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, that you do unto Me.”   God Bless !

 

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Mary’s Millennium Knights & Ladies Mobilize to Help Hanover Township Food Pantry Across the nation, Knights of Columbus councils have answered the call to “Leave No Neighbor Behind” during this Covid-19 pandemic crisis. As you know, we support the Hanover Township Food Pantry in our council and parish throughout the year. With the cancellation of […]

Virtual Spring 2020 Registration Open

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We have now finalized our preparations for the Spring 2020 Virtual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk which will be held May 1 – June 20..  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.   We are trying to raise funds NOW for the food pantry, because their shelves are empty due to increased demand during this health crisis.

How does a virtual 5k work?  You run a 5k or walk (5k or less) any time between now and June 20th at noon.  Choose your route: take to the treadmill, run in your neighborhood, or follow the suggested course map — feel free to run a loop beginning at any point and proceeding in either direction.  Capture your results with our phone app or manually update them on our race website.  Awards will be announced on June 20 at 5 PM on our website (or after all results have been tallied).

We have discounted rates for early registration (now thru May 15th), seniors, kids under 15, and families. You can decide if you want the race swag (t-shirt and finisher ribbon) or not.  In addition, 5k participants will be eligible for medals.  Pickup for swag and awards will be at St. John’s on a date to be determined. Complete details are available on our registration page.

The event is open to anyone in the United States.  Race swag and awards will be mailed to those participants at the same time local distribution is available.  We encourage fund-raising, available to individuals or teams, and will recognize our top individuals and teams.   Join the fun but please follow safe-distancing and other local guidelines. Share your experiences on Social Media using hashtag #KnightsChallenge5k2020.  Thank you for your support at this critical time.

We have now finalized our preparations for the Spring 2020 Virtual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk which will be held May 1 – June 20..  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.   We are trying to raise funds NOW for the food pantry, […]

Helping Neighbors

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Preparations are underway for our seventh annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Dash which will be held October 3, 2020, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

We are also trying to raise funds NOW for the food pantry because their shelves are empty due to increased demand during this health crisis.   Our council has made an emergency donation to the food pantry, but they need much more.  Please consider making a donation (just click on the image above)

In addition to the event in October, we are discussing the addition of a Virtual Spring 2020 Knights Challenge.  This would be another way to get some immediate funding for Hanover Township Food Pantry.   If interested, please email us or signup for our newsletter.   Watch our website for more details and special incentives to register early.  Thank you for your support at this critical time.

We are looking for runners / walkers as well as sponsors.  Do you know someone that likes to race?  For more information, you can also visit our Facebook page (KnightsChallenge5K) or email us at info@kofc12801.org.

Online registration is now open via the “Register” link on our race website.  We will also take registration the day of the event from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.

  Preparations are underway for our seventh annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Dash which will be held October 3, 2020, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry. We are also trying to raise funds NOW for the food […]

Check Presentation 2019

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The Hanover Township Board of Trustees met November 5, 2019 for their normal meeting.  The officials were presented with a donation of $6,782 for the Township Foundation from the Knights of Columbus at St. John The Evangelist Church in Streamwood. The money was raised from the Knight’s annual 5k in October and will go toward the Township Food Pantry.

This donation was made possible by our Sponsors,  Participants in the 5K / Kids Fun Dash, and Donations made on the race website.   (Click on the link for Race Recap, including links to our Sponsors and pictures from race day.)

This was our largest contribution from the 5K in the six year history of the event.   Thank you to all who made this possible.  

 

 

 

  The Hanover Township Board of Trustees met November 5, 2019 for their normal meeting.  The officials were presented with a donation of $6,782 for the Township Foundation from the Knights of Columbus at St. John The Evangelist Church in Streamwood. The money was raised from the Knight’s annual 5k in October and will go toward […]

Kids Fun Dash 2019

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Kids Fun Dash

Fun for the Whole Family

One of the Knights of Columbus core principles is Charity.    Children learn by example, so what better way to instill charitable giving, then to feed the hungry of Hanover Township by participating in the Knights Challenge as a Family.

Back by Popular Demand This Year

Two years ago we expanded the Knights Challenge Run / Walk to include age appropriate events, including a Kids Fun Dash for children ages 3-10.   At the conclusion of the 5K Run / Walk main event (approximately 9:30 AM), registered Kiddies will have their very own race for fun.   The race will start in the parking lot and end at the same finish line as the 5K race. This was a huge success last year and we anticipate another great event for our 5th Annual Knights Challenge.

We are once again offering discounted Family (3 or more participants registering together) and Student (18 and under) pricing options, so that more families and youths can participate this year.

Register now to guarantee your official Kids Fun Dash race shirt, #1 race bib, ribbon award, sticker, and other special treats. Goodies only guaranteed for preregistered participants.

 

Click here to Download Kids Dash Promotional Flyer (PDF)

Fun for the Whole Family One of the Knights of Columbus core principles is Charity.    Children learn by example, so what better way to instill charitable giving, then to feed the hungry of Hanover Township by participating in the Knights Challenge as a Family. Back by Popular Demand This Year Two years ago we […]

Donate Today 2019

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Last year’s Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Six years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy cause.   Through the help of many participants and sponsors, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to the food pantry.   There is still much more to be done to feed the hungry.

Not a Runner?

You Won’t Be in Town?

You Can Still Help

Send your donation to the address below. Checks should be made payable to the Knights of Columbus #12801 with a notation about your intentions to support the Knights Challenge – Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Knights of Columbus Council #12801

St. John the Evangelist Church

502 S Park Blvd.

Streamwood, IL 60107

 

Click to Donate Now

(click button) to Donate Online by Credit Card 

100% of your donation goes directly to the Hanover Township Foundation for the food pantry to continues its work.

Hanover Township Food Pantry helps more than 800 families each month. Keeping their shelves full is always a struggle, but by generous support from the community, they are able to continue their mission of caring for those families. Through your generosity, by sponsoring, participating in the Knights Challenge, or making a monetary donation, Mary’s Millennium Council is able to continue playing our role in serving the community.

Thank You for Your Support

 

 

  Last year’s Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Six years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this […]

Sixth Annual 5K

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Why We Host Knights Challenge 5K

The picture above was taken at St. John the Evangelist parking lot on July 2nd. That morning, Hanover Township Food Pantry was onsite with a mobile food truck to distribute food to needy families. This was made possible by donations from the Ladies Auxiliary of Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus. Several members of the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary joined forces with Hanover Township and other volunteers to distribute the food to 90 families.

This was an extra event for those families. The food pantry feeds over 700 families each month. Cash donations go a long way to restock shelves and make mobile truck distribution events like this possible. The pantry is able to purchase food for pennies on the dollar.

We need Your Help!  Sign up today to run or walk in our 6th Annual Knights Challenge.  There are discounted rates for families, students, and teams.  Ask your coworkers, family, and friends to sponsor your participation as well.  Together we can feed the hungry of Hanover Township.

Why We Host Knights Challenge 5K The picture above was taken at St. John the Evangelist parking lot on July 2nd. That morning, Hanover Township Food Pantry was onsite with a mobile food truck to distribute food to needy families. This was made possible by donations from the Ladies Auxiliary of Mary’s Millennium Knights of […]

Online Registration Closing

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 Online Registration Is Closing 10 AM Oct. 5th  

Final preparations are underway for our fifth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Dash which will be held October 6, 2018, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Print Registration Form (Click)

Register Early & Save

For a limited time, Newsletter Readers can use Promotion Code ” LTR ”   when they register online or by filling out the registration form and returning it to St. John’s Parish Office on or before race day.  Just deduct $5 per runner / walker registrant by including the code on the form.  This helps us get a count of t-shirts needed for the race.   You can also donate the savings to help us raise even more for the food pantry.

Medals will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female winners in each five year age category. In addition, the overall male and female winners will also receive special awards.   A technical T-shirt will be given to all participants.  An assortment of beverages, fresh fruit, baked goods and healthy snacks will be provided for your enjoyment by generous sponsors.  There will be special awards to all Kids Fun Dash participants.

We are looking for runners / walkers / kids dash participants as well as sponsors.  Do you know someone that likes to race?  For additional information, explore more on this dedicated website ( http://5k.kofc12801.org ), subscribe to our Facebook  (KnightsChallenge5K) and Twitter (@Knights5k) pages, email us at info@kofc12801.org or, leave a message at the parish office.

Online registration is now open via the “Register” link on our race website.  We will also take registration the day of the event from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.   We thank you in advance for your participation.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of people in need right here in Hanover Township, Illinois.

 Online Registration Is Closing 10 AM Oct. 5th   Final preparations are underway for our fifth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Dash which will be held October 6, 2018, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies in conjunction with St. John’s, will benefit the Hanover Township Food Pantry. Print Registration Form […]

What to Expect Race Day

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What To Expect Race Day (Next Saturday, October 6th) St. John’s is a very vibrant parish, with lots of activities each week. Next Saturday will be no exception with the Knights Challenge 5k, TMIY, mass, and Polish School all occurring Saturday morning. We ask your cooperation with those directing traffic if you are coming to St. John’s for one of these activities or any other purpose on Saturday morning.

The race starts promptly at 8:30 AM in front of the old church (now the parish center) and terminates in the driveway between the church and school parking lots. Cars will only be allowed to park in the east portion of the church lot, the school parking lot, and the Park Place lot during race time. Park Blvd. is still under construction, so the only entrance to the church lot will be the south one. We are still working out drop-off and access for the lots with the parish and Streamwood Police, who along with the Hanover Township Community officers and Streamwood Fire Department, will be on hand to assure safety for all.

Registration continues this week online (5k.kofc12801.org/register) and at the parish office. This is the preferred method for registration, so that we can have your race packet made up ahead of time. Race morning is pretty hectic with everyone arriving between 7 AM and 8 AM. There will be sponsor’s tables setup for you to browse before or after the race. We have received several in-kind donations, which will be raffled off during the event. Refreshments and water will be available. Awards will be distributed after the Kids Fun Dash, which is usually around 9:30 AM after all runners / walkers have crossed the finish line.

We’d like to thank all our sponsors and those that have registered. With a bit more participation, we should meet our goal to provide several thousand dollars to Hanover Township Food Pantry.  For more information about What to Expect on Race Day (click here)

What To Expect Race Day (Next Saturday, October 6th) St. John’s is a very vibrant parish, with lots of activities each week. Next Saturday will be no exception with the Knights Challenge 5k, TMIY, mass, and Polish School all occurring Saturday morning. We ask your cooperation with those directing traffic if you are coming to […]

Donate Today 2018

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The Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Five years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy cause.   Through the help of many participants and sponsors, we have been able to donate thousands of dollars to the food pantry.   There is still much more to be done to feed the hungry.

Not a Runner?

You Won’t Be in Town?

You Can Still Help

Send your donation to the address below. Checks should be made payable to the Knights of Columbus #12801 with a notation about your intentions to support the Knights Challenge – Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Knights of Columbus Council #12801

St. John the Evangelist Church

502 S Park Blvd.

Streamwood, IL 60107

 

Click to Donate Now

(click button) to Donate Online by Credit Card 

100% of your donation goes directly to the Hanover Township Foundation for the food pantry to continues its work.

Hanover Township Food Pantry helps more than 800 families each month. Keeping their shelves full is always a struggle, but by generous support from the community, they are able to continue their mission of caring for those families. Through your generosity, by sponsoring, participating in the Knights Challenge, or making a monetary donation, Mary’s Millennium Council is able to continue playing our role in serving the community.

Thank You for Your Support

 

 

  The Knights Challenge may be completed, but the need to feed hungry of Hanover Township remains.   For many years, Mary’s Millennium has made the Hanover Township Food Pantry one of their primary charitable causes.   Five years ago, we introduced the Knights Challenge 5k in order to step up our ability to support this worthy […]