The Knights of Columbus (www.kofc.org) was founded on March 29, 1882 by Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney. Charity is the first principle of the Order. We are Catholic men of faith and men of action, along with our wives and children. Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national, and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with the Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other purely local charities in our own communities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.