Knights of Columbus Mount St. Francis Council #12228
40 Days for Life Fundraiser

In 1 Samuel 7:1-14, during a time when Israel experiences revival under the leadership of Samuel, the nation repents of their sins and begins to seek the Lord. As the people Samuel gathered gave their hearts to repentance and renewal, the enemy attacked, but God “thundered” with supernatural help. To commemorate that divine victory, Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, naming it Ebenezer; saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us”. Ebenezer meant “stone of help”. Thereafter, every time an Israelite saw this stone, it would serve as a reminder of God’s power, provision, and protection.

Mother Teresa dedicated her life to serving the poorest of the poor. She once said, "I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." Today, the Knights of Columbus Council 12228 at Mount St. Francis, are announcing our first ever pledge-driven fundraiser to help support 40 Days for Life. We're asking you to open your hearts, pick up your Ebenezer stones and cast them across the waters in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer and support as a reminder of God’s love, provision, and protection for the unborn.

How are donations/pledges in this fundraiser being used?

100% of all donations/pledges collected in this fundraiser will be passed on to our local 40 Days For Life organization.

How can I help?

There are two ways to participate in this fundraiser. The first is by signing up to stand and pray in vigil on the sidewalk near Planned Parenthood. The second is by pledging your support for those standing in vigil.

How do I sign up to stand in vigil?

Please visit the official 40 Days for Life sign up page where you'll log in (creating an account if needed) and then use the Colorado Springs Campaign calendar to commit to days and hours you wish to stand in vigil.

Important: The official 40 Days for Life calendar will be the source of truth for calculating amounts due from vigil Pledgers based on coverage hours. You MUST sign up on the official 40 Days for Life campaign calendar for your hours to count towards total coverage hours.

How do I pledge to support those standing in vigil?

Pledging is as easy as clicking the "PLEDGE" button below and filling out the pledge form. We will use your email address (or phone number if you don't have an email address) to follow up with pledge collections after the 40 day campaign ends and we tally up the total hours that vigil participants stood and prayed.

PLEDGE

How does pledging to support those standing in vigil work?

The campaign is 40 days long. People can sign up to stand in vigil 24 hours per day, over 40 days. The maximum campaign coverage possible (40 days x 24 hours) is 960 hours. Pledgers are committing to pennies per hour of actual coverage.

For example, if Father Ken pledges .05 cents/hr, the amount due after the campaign would be some amount between $0 and $48). If the end of the 40 day campaign resulted in 480 hours of actual vigil coverage, then Father Ken would owe (.05 cents x 480 hours) a total of $24.

Here's a quick chart showing pledge amounts due based on 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% vigil hour coverage:

Example Amounts Due

Can I skip the pledge and make a simple direct donation to this campaign?

Direct donations can be made on-line using PayPal or Credit/Debit cards (preferred methods) by clicking the following Donate button linked to our event:

If you would rather donate by mailing a Check, you may do so as follows:

MAKE CHECK OUT TO:
"Knights of Columbus Council #12228"
ADD CHECK MEMO:
"40 Days for Life Fundraiser"
MAIL TO ADDRESS:
ATTN: Knights of Columbus
St Francis of Assisi Church
2650 Parish View
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
These same payment options will be available post-campaign for collecting pledges.

Having trouble with the order form or donation process?

Give me a call at 719-888-0320 and I will assist you as best I can. If I don't pick up, please leave a name and phone number and I will call you back ASAP.

Thanks for your Support!

We, the Knights of Columbus Council 12228 at Mount St. Francis, humbly thank you for your support in this 40 Days for Life fundraiser!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at this email address and we will be happy to assist: 40days@saintfranciskofc.org

Once again, many thanks for supporting your Knights of Columbus!

Brother Gene,

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