|Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of the Rosary Council #9039
P.O. Box 6146 Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 28469
Tom Gavin, Director
LAMB, which stands for “Least Among My Brethren” is a program which raises
funds to assist people with intellectual disabilities in North Carolina. The individual
Knights of Columbus Councils are responsible for collecting the funds. Eighty-five
percent of the proceeds are awarded by the local councils to agencies which provide
training or services to mentally handicapped individuals. The remainder is
distributed state-wide to similar agencies by the LAMB Foundation of North Carolina.
Operation LAMB has raised over $17.5 million dollars for citizens of North Carolina
with intellectual disabilities. This entire amount was raised without a single paid
employee thanks to the more than 14,000 Knights state-wide, who along with their
friends and families spend long hours giving away Tootsie Rolls and accepting
donations. Donations are also received from community businesses.
Council #9039 holds fund-raisers at area retail stores throughout the year.