NORWALK, Conn. -- Malta House, a Norwalk organization that helps pregnant and parenting mothers, has a robust work crew helping to get its facility in tip-top shape.
Volunteers from St. Matthew's Church Knights of Columbus painted there recently. The group will return in January for more work.
Malta House provides a nurturing home environment, support services and independent living skills to pregnant and parenting mothers of all faiths and their children.
“Working with Malta House is a strong Catholic bond that continues to strengthen every day. Those that are there are working to get their lives back on track and when they see that their temporary home continues to be refreshed, they are refreshed," explains Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo.
“The work they do on a limited budget is second to none and it is an honor to help out in a small way," added George Ribellino, a past grand knight and project chairman.
In the past the council has donated funds for new mattresses, remodeled the nursery, laid tile and painted bedrooms, the common room and the kitchen.
The nonprofit began in 1995, when Michael O’Rourke learned there was no room for many homeless pregnant women and their newborns.
The young families often found themselves on the street or living in sub-standard conditions, according to a release.
The goals of the Knights of Columbus Council is to perform acts of charity.
Go to www.maltahouse.org for more information, volunteer opportunities and donations.
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