The first pillar of the Knights of Columbus is charity, and 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.
The "Alexandria House" complex is comprised of two houses. The yellow house has the living areas, offices, school, kitchen and dining rooms while the green house includes the bedrooms and bathrooms for 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 Los Angeles.
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. We also provided a check to the Alexandria House for their 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.