A little bit about our program.
It’s been over 9 years since this program started. We’ve learned a lot of good lessons – many the hard way. But it’s all been worth it.
Here’s a little bit of information about how the program works. The KC Council 11091 in Algonquin, IL, manage the program and order the products from our manufacturers. They couldn’t possibly ship all of the orders for magnets that are received every year. We partner with distributors throughout North America to ship magnets within their regions. The distributors are not businesses– they are Knights of Columbus councils. If you order magnets, you’ll probably receive them from one of these distributors.
Individual KC Councils throughout North America make up the largest group of buyers of magnets . They buy cases of 200 magnets . In turn, they sell these items after church, at their Christmas Tree lots, at Pancake Breakfasts, and at other various events. It’s not just KC councils, though. Scout packs and troops order cases to raise money for camping gear. Catholic parishes order cases and sell them out of the church office. Catholic youth groups order cases and sell them after mass to pay for their trips. Other Christian organizations order cases and sell them to their community We recommend a selling price of $5.00 per magnet. This way, groups who sell them one at a time can make up to $650 per case of 200. The biggest question most folks dwell on is how many cases to order. Would we like to raise $1,300 or $1,950 this year? It takes work to sell them all, but a little preparation and creative thinking goes a long way. Set up a table after mass and at any event you can think of. Get a note in the church bulletin. A word from your priest during mass announcements goes a long way, too. Whether you are raising funds to help the poor, donate to the parish general fund, or give to the local food pantry, people like to know what the funds will be used for.
As the Christmas and Easter seasons gets closer, communities start seeing these magnets and decals on cars and in store windows. Pretty soon, you can’t run an errand without seeing one. There’s a sense of pride for all the organizations who participate in the program as they see their work blossom in a visible, meaningful way. What a great way to evangelize what Christmas and the Resurrection is all about.
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We’re an all-volunteer organization, and we’re certainly not a business with staff in an office. Our phone number goes to a voice mail service, which we check regularly. If your issue can only be addressed by a phone call, please leave a message at (519) 794 2988 . A volunteer from our committee will get back to you.
To advocate for the religious origins and symbolism of the Christmas and Easter seasons across all Christian denominations. Also to further evangelize silently and verbally through those symbols.
Distribute Nativity and Resurrection magnets and decals nationwide and internationally to raise funds for charity as well as evangelize.