Knights in Fairfield Glade donate $8,275 to Hilltoppers

Monsignor Philip Thoni Knights of Columbus Council 16088, representing St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade and through its KinD Charities of Tennessee, recently donated $8,275 to Hilltoppers Inc.

“We are committed to helping wherever we can,” said local KinD Charities director Roland Wicker, who presented the donation, “and Hilltoppers does outstanding work in our community.”

Knights Council 16088 is a continuing patron of Hilltoppers Inc. The council regularly sponsors fundraising events and social activities for those served by Hilltoppers. Fundraisers take the form of benefit concerts, direct donation, and Tootsie Roll drives to fund the charitable activities of the Knights.

All monies collected by fundraising efforts are sent directly to KinD Charities of Tennessee—Knights Caring for those with intellectual disabilities—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a function of the state council of the Knights of Columbus.

Hilltoppers director Jeanene Houston said the money will be used to repair the wheelchair lift system on one of the organization’s handicap-equipped vans.

Hilltoppers Inc. is a nonprofit organization devoted to the care and quality of life for developmentally disabled individuals in the community. The agency provides support and services to more than 125 adults with intellectual disabilities, promoting health, wellness, and success in their lives.

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