KiND Charities

Council 8781 has several fundraisers annually to support KiND Charities of Tennessee (formerly known as MR Foundation), which has many programs supporting intellectually challenged and disabled people throughout Tennessee, including the Special Olympics.

The Knights of Columbus has a unique partnership with the Special Olympics and has helped disabled athletes train for and compete in games around the world. Knights of Columbus councils have assisted with all aspects of the program from fundraising to feeding the athletes, organizing and judging events, and providing equipment and awards. Without the support of the Knights, participants would not be able to train for the events that they love. Participating councils provide at least $2,000 in donations or 200 service hours in a fraternal year.