NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Knights of Columbus set all-time records for charitable donations and volunteer service hours in 2009, according to a recent press release.
The results of the Knights’ Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2009, indicate that total charitable contributions reached over $151 million — exceeding the previous year by more than $1 million. The figure includes $34.6 million donated by the Supreme Council, and $116.5 million in contributions from the organization’s state and local affiliates.
The survey also indicated that volunteer service hours to charitable causes by Knights grew to 68.8 million — an increase of 468,291 hours compared to the 2008 total.
Cumulative figures show that during the past decade, the organization has donated nearly $1.4 billion to charity, and provided nearly 640 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.