SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knight of Columbus #6203 held their 2016 "Special Citizens Drive" from April 21st through April 24th. Over $13,000 was collected during the 4 day event from canning at local business and business donations received for this great cause. The Knights members collected at 162 time slots over 4 days at 15 local businesses.
The Knights would like to thank the following businesses for allowing them to collected in front of their stores: Quik Chek, CVS, Walgreens, Acme, Super Stop and Shop, Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts, The Bagel Pantry, Ciccio's Pizza, 7-11, Dave's Stationary, Witty's and Oak Tree Liquors.
The following local business have also allowed the Knights to have can's inside their stores all year for customers to make donations - The Corner Deli, B&C Deli, Sherbans Diner & Oak Tree Liquors.
All proceeds collected will be donated to local special needs organizations: The Keystone Community and The Midland School. As well the Knight of Columbus pays for families to go to Camp Sun N' Fun who can’t afford to send their mentally handicapped children away to camp.
In the past 15 years over $200,000 have been donated by the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus to organizations to help better the lives of these special needs citizens
“I would like to thank all of the Knights members and their family members who collected for this drive as well Brother Knights Charlie and Bill Butrico for managing all of the letters that go to the local business asking for donations,” said Chairman Joe Scrudato. “The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus would like to thank each and every South Plainfield resident who have supported this drive over the years.”
“Lastly I would like to personally thank 5 special people (Joe & Theresa Belinski, Irene Butrico, Janie Pollock and Sharon Scrudato) who were at the Knights hall the 4 days of the drive for many hours counting and re-counting all of the money that was collected, they are the best money counters and Knights Supporters in the world,” said Scrudato.
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