The Knights of Columbus Warm Clothing Collection

The Knights of Columbus Warm Clothing Collection
Image Source: Helder Santos, The Knights of Columbus



Donate to the Warm Clothing Collection

Now until November 5th, the Knights of Columbus are running their Warm Clothing Collection for the Catholic Charity The Door is Open. Over the next week and a half, the Knights of Columbus will be collecting warm, clean clothing such as coats, socks, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and long or short underwear. Donations can be dropped off at Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese Parish located at 1423 East 13th Avenue in Vancouver.

Since 2009 the Knights of Columbus have distributed over 400,000 coats in communities throughout North America, helping those meet their basic essential needs of warmth, protection and comfort. Your unconditional generosity is amazing. In the last two years, they have donated almost 2,000 pounds of clothing.  They have placed boxes at the entrance to the Church for collecting your donations.

Take a moment to think about the men, women, and children in our Vancouver community who go without a warm coat in the winter. Think about others while their fingers and toes are bitten by the cold. A moment of your valuable time, to think about those who have very little to keep comfort and protect themselves against the wet, cold-to-your-bones rain and blowing winds.

Pope Francis reminds all that “true charity requires courage: let us overcome the fear of getting our hands dirty so as to help those in need.”

With the weather changing, getting colder and wetter, please donate any items which you do not need or no longer use, and donate them to those who have less, who have none and are without.

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October Dinner & Dance at Espirito Santo Hall

Espirito Santo Hall Dinner Dance

Jantar e Baile

On Saturday, October 7th, the Irmandade Cultural Society of BC located in Surrey is holding a Dinner and Dance (Jantar e Baile) with live entertainment. For more information contact the event organizers below.

Doors: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $30 per person
To Buy Tickets, Call: Antonio Sousa 604-464-7329 – OR – Rob 604-506-8130 – OR – Jose Correia 604-588-1514
Address: 12918 – 112 Avenue, Surrey, BC
Facebook Page:  Espirito Santo Hall
Facebook Event Page:  Irmandade Portuguesa

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Portuguese things to do in October

Portuguese things to do in October Event ListingsOctober Event Listings

October is chock-a-block full of festas, lunches, dinners and more. Every week there is something happening in our community. If you are craving some Portuguese food, feel like dancing, or just want to reconnect with your culture and community, then this month is the perfect time to do it.  Check out the October Event Listings and take your pick.

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