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Help Fill Our Virtual Hat

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In the 1800’s when the Knights of Columbus was founded, times were very similar to what they are this year. Immigrants came from Europe by boat and settled in the Northeast. In particular, they landed in New Haven, CT. They came hoping for a better life, but instead they were met with hard times. A pandemic was in full swing, men were losing their jobs, many became ill and died. Families were struggling to put food on the table after the loss of the bread winner.

Father Michael J. McGivney, an Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s in New Haven, met in the basement of the church with a dozen men. They passed the hat and were able to come up with funds to help the families that were coming to him for help. What started out as a few dollars given to the widow grew to a sum of $500 which would provide food and shelter for two or three years. This was important because if the widow couldn’t demonstrate she could support the family, the state would step in and remove the children from the home, making them wards of the state. Since there was a dislike for Catholics, they’d be put into non-Catholic homes breaking up the family. This was the humble beginnings of the Knights of Columbus.

Fast Forward to Today

In 2020 there are families struggling to put food on the table. Hanover Township Food Pantry has always been there to help families and Mary’s Millennium Knights of Columbus has been there along side them for years, helping to raise funds which keeps food on their shelves. For the past six years we’ve held an annual Knights Challenge 5K the first weekend in October. Like Father McGivney, we had a Brother Knight with a dream. We wanted to increase our donations to the food pantry. He loved to run in 5K’s, so he volunteered to organize our first event. Since that time, we have given thousands of dollars to the food pantry with the help of our sponsors and participants.

This year, we are unable to hold a physical event due to these unprecedented circumstances. How will these families in need get the food on their tables if we aren’t able to provide the funds to Hanover Township Food Pantry? Who will step forward to provide if we can’t?

Runners Can Help

Are you a runner? Are you still trying to get some running in during the pandemic? Have you run in 5K events in the past and are missing that this year? Do you like competitions? Do you just run for fun? Are you exercising on your treadmill? No matter how you answered these questions, you can put your running to good use. Register for our event and run any time and any place between now and October 2nd. (Our event would have been held on October 3rd). After your run, you can upload your results to our website, should you wish to be entered into the competition part of the race.

Walkers Can Help

Do you like going for a walk? Staying active is important, even in a pandemic. You don’t have to walk any particular length to participate in our virtual event. Just register and walk any time and any place. Go for a stroll in your neighborhood or anywhere else. If you walk the 5K (like so many of our past participants have done) you can upload your results and we’ll reward the top participants with medals.

Everyone Can Help

How can I help – I don’t run or go for walks? Help us fill our Virtual Hat. Donations can be made on our dedicated race page or you can mail a check to us to avoid online credit card processing fees. See our donation page for complete details.   If you own a business, we are still looking for additional Sponsors.

Besides giving a donation, we need help getting the information out about this critical need for the food pantry. Help us by sharing one of our Facebook or Twitter posts with your contacts.

Dreams Can Become Reality

Father Michael J. McGivney’s dream which started with 12 men in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, has grown into an organization with 2 Million members in 17,000 local councils, contributing $187.6M with 77M volunteer hours (valued independently at $1.9B). Our dream is to be able to meet our $5000 goal for the Hanover Township Food Pantry.

Just like those families were counting on Father McGivney for support, the needy of Hanover Township are counting on us.

Thank you for your Support

Visit our Dedicated Virtual 5K Page   In the 1800’s when the Knights of Columbus was founded, times were very similar to what they are this year. Immigrants came from Europe by boat and settled in the Northeast. In particular, they landed in New Haven, CT. They came hoping for a better life, but instead […]

Register Now for Knights Challenge

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Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, founded the Knights of Columbus, in 1882, as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.  The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Times haven’t changed much since 1882.  There are still families in need, and the Knights of Columbus is there to render assistance.   We have partnered with Hanover Township Food Pantry for many years to help provide food to families in need.  This is our 7th Annual Knights Challenge 5K, which benefits the food pantry directly. On October 3rd, runners, walkers, and school-age kids will assemble at St. John’s Parish Center to help us in our quest to Feed His Sheep.   Registration is open online.  Special Promotion:    Now through September 5th, use code “LTRto save 10% per runner / walker (individual, student, family).   Why not form a team and register using the family pricing?  We will take walk-in registrations the day of the race, but the prices will increase.    Registration early will be important so that we can plan any changes to accommodate social distancing requirements.   This year we’ve added a Virtual 5K Run / Walk which you can complete any time on your own prior to October 3rd.

Hanover Township Food Pantry helps more than 700 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.

 

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY (click image) Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, founded the Knights of Columbus, in 1882, as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.  The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and […]

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.

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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 […]

Final Prep 2019 Knights Challenge

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Online Registration is now CLOSED – Register using Form

Six years ago Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 Knights of Columbus, Streamwood, IL, was looking for a creative way to increase their yearly assistance to the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  Jim Kaltinger, an avid runner, approached the council with his idea about conducting a 5K race.   As an avid runner, he knew something about what was involved, but that challenge didn’t stop him from suggesting we sponsor an event.  The council approved the idea overwhelmingly and we embarked on a journey which culminated in October 2014 with a successful event.

Final preparations are underway for the sixth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run/Walk which will be held October 5, 2019, starting at 8:30 AM.  The event, sponsored by the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary in conjunction with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, located at 300 N. Park Blvd., Streamwood, benefits the Hanover Township Food Pantry.   The race course is USATF certified #IL-14131-JW.

We’ve expanded two years ago, including a Kids Fun Dash for children ages 3-10.   At the conclusion of the 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.   All children will receive a special t-shirt and participation ribbon.  Refreshments and awards will follow the events.

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 pre-registered participants.

We are still looking for runners / walkers and children for the Dash.  Do you know someone that likes to race? 

Online registration is still open (click here).  Registrations are also being accepted by mail or in person at St. John’s Parish Office.  (Download Registration Form Here).  We will also take registration the day of the event from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center.    There is special pricing for families of 3 or more, students, and Fun Dash participants.  Thank you for your support.

Online Registration is now CLOSED – Register using Form Six years ago Mary’s Millennium Council #12801 Knights of Columbus, Streamwood, IL, was looking for a creative way to increase their yearly assistance to the Hanover Township Food Pantry.  Jim Kaltinger, an avid runner, approached the council with his idea about conducting a 5K race.   As […]

Labor Day Promo

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The sixth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk / Kids Fun Dash is just a little over a month away as we celebrate this Labor Day holiday. Despite working hard, many families in the Hanover Township area are unable to put enough food on the table for their families, and they turn to the generosity of people like you to help them.

The Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary of Mary’s Millennium Council of Streamwood has been a supporter of the Hanover Township Food Pantry even before we started this 5K event. We’d collect food monthly, and provide financial assistance, but with over 700 families to feed monthly, that just wasn’t enough. That is why we started this race six years ago.

There are several ways you can help. Register to run or walk in the event. Share information about the 5k with friends, coworkers, and family. Select a team or individual that is registered already, and donate to support them. If you have a business, you could be a sponsor and help us promote the event. Browse our website to learn more about the event or contact us at info@kofc12801.org

Thank you for your support.  Please register today.  It’s easy to register Online or by using our Registration Form.

The sixth annual Knights Challenge 5K Run / Walk / Kids Fun Dash is just a little over a month away as we celebrate this Labor Day holiday. Despite working hard, many families in the Hanover Township area are unable to put enough food on the table for their families, and they turn to the […]

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

 

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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 […]