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

I went to Alexandria House on Dec 20 to deliver the supplies and items we had obtained for the "Hope-Box List" which was provided to us by Sr Judy.  

Manager Michele Richards, Director Sr Judy Vaughn and new Manager of House Affairs Madilyn were on hand to receive the gathered gifts.  It was another great moment for our Council indeed!!!

Thanks to our Council's efforts, we collected most of the requested items along with $1,350 in cash and $175 in Target gift that were greatly needed by the family we were supporting. 

It was my pleasure to provide the family with the Hope Box items (furniture and other supplies), $175 in gift cards and a $675 Council check for the holidays!  I also presented a $675 to Sr Judy for the operating budgets of the house and school.  Your generosity made this all possible.  I was again very proud of Council #3744 for another very successful and generous Charity effort!!

This is Christmas!  This is our number #1 principal, Charity!!!  This is why it's very important to "Keep Christ in Christmas"