Special to Iredell Free News
The Knights of Columbus, Council 7152, recently donated $500 to Pharos Parenting, formerly SCAN of Iredell.
Pharos Parenting is a child abuse prevention center that has been teaching parents how to build stronger families for more than 30 years. All of the programs are designed to promote positive parenting solutions and safety for children. Donations make it possible for parent aides to serve clients at no cost to them, providing support and coaching 24/7 until they are confident caregivers.
The Knights of Columbus, Council 7152, is affiliated with St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville. The Knights of Columbus have done a number of fundraisers throughout the year to raise money, such as a spaghetti supper and several fish fry dinners during the season of Lent.
“We are a small organization but we raise money all year to be able to give back,” said James Kermes, who delivered the check.
Tonya Fowler, interim executive director of Pharos Parenting, said the gift will help the nonprofit provide safe and stable homes for children.
“Organizations like Knights of Columbus are such an asset to our community and to Pharos Parenting. We are very thankful for their support,” Fowler said.
The Knights of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service order. Membership is composed of practicing Catholic men that “share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first.” For more information, contact St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church at 704- 872-2579.