“The Knights of Columbus have a long history of supporting important projects in our community. There has been an outpouring of support for the new Providence Manor building and we are pleased to be more than halfway towards achieving our $50,000 goal. We know that with the continued support of our generous members and community that we will reach this goal,” said Pete Scott, Providence Manor Appeal Chairman and member of the Knights of Columbus.
To date J.V. Cleary Assembly 857 Kingston, 728 Frontenace Council Kingston, 7676 Good Shepherd Council Kingston, 9652 St Paul the Apostle Council Kingston, 11524 Blessed Sacrament Council Amherstview, 11670 St Joesphs Kingston, 11725 St Daniel's Council South Mountain, 11886 Holy Name of Jesus Council Kingston Mills, and 12309 St Patricks Council, Railton have assisted in raising $85,977 of the $100K commitment
Providence Care is planning for an exciting future for Providence Manor by relocating and redeveloping the long-term care home on the Heathfield property owned by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in Central Kingston.
Diocesan Director Sir Knight Allan DeBenedetti assisted by Archbishop Brendan O'Brien present the $50,000 commitment cheque on behalf of all Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Kingston to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation in support of the Providence Manor Appeal.
Individual donations can also be processed for this appeal, which permits the donor to receive the charitable donation tax receipt and the Knights of Columbus receive the credit for influencing the donation and counting toward the $100,000 goal.
Knights of Columbus has committed to a minimum of $50,000 to help build a new state-of-the-art care home in Kingston called Providence Manor. Thanks to the generosity of some councils that has grown to a $100,000 commitment.
For more than 150 years Providence Manor has provided a home for seniors in our community. The current 243 bed facility is aging and no longer meets the complex needs of its residents. Providence Care is in the process of designing a new state of the art facility that will feature state of the art technology and feel more like a home and less like a hospital.