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The Knights of Columbus in North Arlington Gives Back to the Community on Thanksgiving

For the 26th year, The Knights of Columbus in North Arlington Gives Back to the Community on Thanksgiving.

  • The Edward Douglass White (EDW) Council of the Knights of Columbus in Arlington VA provided a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings to over 1500 needy and homebound residents who would not otherwise have a meal to celebrate Thanksgiving.
  • Volunteers prepared over 125 turkeys, with all the fixing. Turkeys were prepared at our facility in Arlington and by volunteers at home and made ready by over 150 volunteer cooks, carvers, servers, and drivers.
  • Coordinated by Grand Knight Thom Galvin and his wife Marijo, preparations starts Wednesday afternoon so Thanksgiving dinner will be served at our main hall from 2pm to 4pm.
  • Teams of drivers deliver meals all over Arlington, Falls Church, McLean and Tysons Corner in one of the areas largest efforts to feed the needy this Thanksgiving.
  • The Knights of Columbus, volunteers and friends raised over $5000 to provide Thanksgiving for those who would have none.

“Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday and the Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization that was started in the 1880's in New Haven, Connecticut so it makes sense that we chose this holiday to give thanks by giving back to those in our community who would not have a Thanksgiving Dinner this year.”

“We are very fortunate to have this wonderful facility that our members enjoy year round and we have available for social functions,” said Galvin. “At Thanksgiving, our doors are open to everyone, including any on-duty public safety workers.” -Grand Knight Thom Galvin

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