The first pillar of the Knights of Columbus is Charity.  Every fall, Council 3744 identifies a charitable project with the specific goal of sharing the joy of Christmas with a deserving family in need. 

In 2014 we were introduced to Sr Judy at Alexandria House (CLICK HERE for their website)Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a non-profit transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing.  Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for residents and neighbors alike.

These two houses comprise the "Alexandria House" complex.  The yellow house is for the living areas, offices, school, kitchen and dining rooms with the green house including the bedrooms and bathrooms for all the residents. The two houses are next to each other and are beautiful Victorian structures built in the 1920's located on the east side of Korea Town near downtown LA.

Last year we were able to meet our goal of providing a family with some essential items needed to make the move to their own apartment and we also provided a check to the Alexandria House for their small teacher/volunteer elementary school.   

We will again be raising donations to support Alexandria House as well as making this a happy Christmas for one particular family.


From Paul Condran, Past Grand Knight

Each Christmas season Knights of Columbus Council 3744 supports the Alexandria House with tangible assistance to a needy and child/ren.

Program Director Sr Judy, Michelle Richards and their team do phenomenal work supporting displaced mothers and their children where there is no other solution or little hope. The Alexandria House provides housing, vocational training and a daycare center for the young children.

This year we will support a mother (LaTanya) and her 10 year old daughter (Sa’Riya) who are excited tosoon be moving into their very own place...but they need our help!!

I ask all of you, as Knights, Family and Friends, to be as generous this holiday season as you have in years past and let's do everything we can to help and support this family and the Alexandria House.  Cash donations are also accepted. 

For the bulky items or to verify the status of remaining items needed, please contact me directly at 310-505-4616 or

For all other items, please bring them the Council Hall during the monthly meeting on Dec 5.