[Pella, Iowa] – Christian Opportunity Center (COC) celebrates the Knights of Columbus’ (KoC) Campaign for Individuals with Disabilities, which takes place this month. As we reflect on the impact of their efforts, COC is a testament to the positive change that can be achieved when organizations and communities come together.

The Knights of Columbus’ annual Campaign for Individuals with Disabilities has touched the lives of countless individuals with disabilities nationwide. Through this initiative, the KoC has demonstrated its commitment to empowering and uplifting individuals with disabilities, and COC is immensely grateful for its support.

COC has received donations from multiple Knights of Columbus chapters in the communities we serve, including Pella, Oskaloosa, Norwalk, and Indianola. This collective effort underlines the broader commitment of the Knights to support individuals with disabilities and create positive change in communities across Iowa.

In 2022, the Pella KoC’s dedication and innovative approach were displayed as they hosted the Pella-Thon Variety Show alongside their renowned tootsie roll drive. Together, these efforts resulted in an impressive $60,000 raised for individuals with disabilities in the Pella area. Their support extended to numerous organizations in the Pella community. COC received a donation from the Pella KoC, which enabled COC to purchase a much-needed wheelchair-accessible vehicle, further enhancing the lives of those we serve.

As we celebrate this remarkable campaign, we extend our gratitude to the Knights of Columbus for their profound impact on the communities we serve. Their dedication to the well-being and empowerment of individuals with disabilities has paved the way for greater inclusivity and opportunities for growth. COC recognizes the significant role played by the KoC in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals with disabilities can truly thrive.

We take this opportunity to encourage others to rally behind the Knights of Columbus’ Campaign for Individuals with Disabilities. By supporting this worthy cause, you not only enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities but also strengthen organizations like COC, allowing us to continue to work to enable individuals with disabilities to live, work, and worship in the communities of their choice.

Amy Zuck, Public Information Director, remarked, “The Knights of Columbus’ continued support has been one of the driving forces behind our ability to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Their support over the years has helped many of the individuals we support attend summer camps and special trips. They have provided so many opportunities for the people we support to experience new places and make countless memories, which would not have been possible without their support.”

Let us come together to celebrate the spirit of giving exemplified by the Knights of Columbus, and let their inspiring example encourage us all to support their efforts. Together, we can create a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, making our community a better and more inclusive place for everyone. For more information on the Pella Knights of Columbus and their upcoming Campaign for Individuals with Disabilities, please visit connect with Pella Knights of Columbus #12334 on Facebook.