September 22 is North Texas Giving Day, an online donation event. Each year, people give millions of dollars to thousands of local nonprofit organizations. In support of this important day, the Chamber will be highlighting some of our nonprofit members in the coming weeks.
Mission Central empowers people in need to improve their own quality of life. We help meet emergency needs through our Village Pantry and Mobile Food Pantry, and we also offer transformational programs to help our neighbors build a better future. Through our Community Resource Center, Family Opportunities Program and Village Library after-school tutoring assistance, we are giving people the tools they need to secure long-term stability for their family. We also operate the Coat of Many Colors Resale Shop, which offers affordable clothing and household items to the public. To learn more, please call 817-595-0011.
The Knights of Columbus was founded by Father Michael. J. McGiveny in 1882 in New Haven, Conn. Back then, he noticed there were a lot of challenges for people to contend with and they were unable to sustain their families. Father McGiveny decided to alleviate this situation by founding the KOFC order. The families would help each other in whatever way they could: If there was a need for a plumber, an electrician, an accountant, a lawyer or financial services, the others would immediately step in and help. The order and our members abide by 4 Principles, Charity being number one and most important, and then Unity, Fraternalism and Patriotism. Our basic operational unit is called a Council — each unit has a number and a name. Ours in Bedford is No. 7641, St. Anthony The Miracle Worker. We are located at 1319 Brown Trail in Bedford.