FH Knights to Hold ‘Special Needs Social’

September 13, 2013
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FAIR HAVEN – The Knights of Columbus Council 3187 will be holding a “Special Needs Social” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Knights Hall on Fair Haven Road.

The event will be hosted by special needs ambassadors from the Center for Voca­tional Rehabilitation (CVR) as part of its ongoing initiative to increase the socialization opportunities for people with special needs.

“We are very grateful to the Knights of Columbus Council 3187 for donating their hall and supporting this event,” said Russell Anderson, CEO/president of CVR. “Each time we open up a new opportunity for people with special needs we are truly making a difference. In this case, not only are we giving people with special needs a wonderful social opportunity, some of our special needs participants have volunteered as ambassadors to plan, host and run the event as well.”

The social will include music, dancing, games and light refreshments. Entry is free and open to people with special needs (ages 15 and older) in Monmouth County. Space is limited; attendees must RSVP by Sept. 16.

“When we were approached about this event, the members of our council embraced it with open arms,” said Mile Svikhart, president of Knights of Columbus Council 3187. “We are excited to donate our hall and support the special needs community in our area. We are hopeful that, in success, this is something that we can consistently offer and be a part of. Charity is one of the core principles of the Knights of Columbus and we believe that there is no better way to experience love and compassion than to help those in need.”

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For additional information or to RSVP to this event, contact Travis Johnson via email at tjohnson@cvrus.org or phone 732-544-1800, Ext. 230.

Founded in 1954, the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation has provided what people with disabilities need most for their self-respect and the esteem of others: work. CVR facilitates personal growth and helps bring dignity and respect to the people it serves through a variety of vocational and partial-care rehabilitation programs. For more information about CVR, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, please visit: www.cvrus.org.

In 1882, The Knights of Columbus was officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney. The order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. For more information about the Knights of Columbus Council 3187, please visit: kofc3187.com.


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