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Knights of Columbus Council 3187 Schedules More Special Needs Socials

Six more events announced; the next social will be on Thursday April 10th.

The Knights of Columbus Council 3187 has announced an extended commitment toward Special Needs Socials at their hall in Fair Haven. The organization will be holding six more socials over the course of the next year. The events will be hosted by KellyKares and special needs ambassadors from the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR). The events are funded by the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF)Delicious Orchards will be providing food items for attendees to enjoy.

“The Knights of Columbus Council 3187 has been wonderful,” said Travis Johnson, Marketing and Activities Coordinator at CVR. “The growth and support of this project can all be traced back to the moment this council opened up their hearts and their doors to the special needs men and women in our area. One good deed has led to another and another, and now thanks to further support from organizations like KellyKares, the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation and Delicious Orchards, we are able to run these events into the foreseeable future.”

Each Special Needs Social includes live music, snacks, light refreshments and sensory-friendly activities and games. Volunteers from the local community, including Red Bank Catholic and Rumson Fair-Haven high schools, support the event. 

“It is with great pleasure that Council 3187 continues to support our Special Needs Socials,” said Mile Svikhart, President of Knights of Columbus Council 3187. “The sustained success of these events is a shining example of how Knights can come together and make a difference in our community. We take great pride in the happiness that the socials bring to people with special needs.”

KellyKares has been instrumental in the development and operations of the Special Needs Socials. KellyKares founder, Kelly Booth, will serve as event director for the Special Needs Socials held at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven. The next Special Needs Social will take place on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the Knights Hall at 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven from 6pm to 8pm.

“I am excited to further the commitment of KellyKares to the special needs community,” said Kelly Booth, founder of KellyKares. “The socials provide great joy to everyone involved, from the attendees to the volunteers. We are excited to be able to put out a calendar with dates set for the next year. We look forward to continuing to make the events better and better.”


Special Needs Socials Upcoming Schedule at Knights Hall in Fair Haven:

April 10th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

June 5th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

August 7th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

October 2nd, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

December 4th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

February, 19th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm


For more information or to RSVP to an upcoming Special Needs Social at the Knights Hall in Fair Haven, please contact Kelly Booth via email: kellykaresgroup@gmail.com or phone: 732-299-6580

For more information about hosting or supporting a Special Needs Social in your area, please contact Travis Johnson via email: tjohnson@cvrus.org or phone: 732-544-1800 ext 230

Founded in 1954, the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR) has provided what people with disabilities need most for their self-respect and the esteem of others: WORK.  CVR facilitates personal growth and helps bring dignity and respect to the people it serves through a variety of vocational and partial-care rehabilitation programs. For more information about CVR, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, please visit: http://www.cvrus.org.

In 1882, The Knights of Columbus were officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. For more information about the Knights of Columbus Council 3187, please visit: http://kofc3187.com/

KellyKares focuses on the social and academic needs of learning disabled individuals. KellyKares assists individuals with learning disabilities with the tools, encouragement and overall support they need to be successful both in the classroom and in life. It is the mission of KellyKares to continue to promote the message that learning disabilities are an obstacle to overcome and not a dead end in the learning process. KellyKares teaches individuals that with the appropriate educational and motivational tools, they can become self-advocates on their road to success. For more information please contact Kelly Booth via e-mail: kellykaresgroup@gmail.com or phone: 732-299-6580

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF) is a 501(c)(3) committed to assisting children who may have a learning disability or suffer from depression by assisting their family as well as the educators and schools. JDMF provides resources for health and educational services for children with disabilities as well as for the educators providing in class support, professional training for in class teachers and assistants, and assist with medical and related expenses for those in need with children with special needs. For more information, please visit: www.jaydooley.com

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