Special to Iredell Free News

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7152, recently donated $1,000 to Pharos Parenting (formerly SCAN of Iredell) to help support the nonprofit’s efforts.

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 skills and safety for children. Donations make it possible for parent aides to serve clients at no cost to the family, providing support and coaching 24/7 until they are confident and competent caregivers.

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7152 is based at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville.

“We choose to support Pharos because we know the prevention and education about child abuse is important,” said member James Kermes, who delivered the check.

The Knights of Columbus consists of men 18 years and older of the Catholic faith. Their core principles include Unity, Charity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. They hold fundraisers throughout the year, including a spaghetti dinner in February, fish fry dinners during the season of Lent, and bake sales to help support organizations like Pharos Parenting, Special Olympics, Yokefellow, and more.

“This valuable gift will help us 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,” said Tonya Fowler, executive director of Pharos Parenting.


For more information about Pharos Parenting, visit www.PharosParenting.org or call 704-878-2227.

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