Knights Bring Comfort with Their Donation

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In late spring, two Fairfield County Knights of Columbus Councils partnered to hold a Golf Tournament for Charity named the Sword & Shield Golf Classic.

Under the leadership of co-chairs George Ribellino of Norwalk Council 14360 from St. Matthew Parish and Greg Matera of Fairfield Council 11077 from Our Lady of Assumption, the golf tournament was a rousing success raising funds for several organizations including Malta House, a home for unwed mothers and their children in Norwalk.

On September 7, members of both councils arrived at Malta House, joining the residents and board members for Mass and dinner before presenting checks totaling $2,200 from a portion of the proceeds from the outing. “To be able to do good for those in your community gives such a level of satisfaction, it really can’t be described,” said Golf Finance chair and current Deputy Grand Knight from Council 14360, Anthony Armentano. “Malta House does so much good and we are honored to help where we can.”

Co-chair Matera echoed Armentano’s sentiment, “We are proud that the Knights of Columbus is able to support the needs of Malta house and their residents and we hope for many more golf tournaments and other events to come. Malta House will put the money to good use for the residents as they plan to purchase new mattresses and other items for the residents.”

Both Knights councils have worked with Malta House over the years by providing diaper, wipes, formula and supplying man hours to paint and make repairs at the house. “I have worked with Malta House since joining my Knight council in 2009. I admire the work that the staff and board do to help the mother and children at Malta House. We were so honored to present a check from the proceeds of the golf tournament for Malta House to provide new mattresses and bedding for the bedroom,” said Tournament co-chair George Ribellino, Jr.

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