"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
Message from the founder
In July of 2014, I lost my dad. As days, months, and years had gone by, I struggled with the thought of 'what matters?' This place we call life, matters, but the place where my dad is matters more.
Tormented with thoughts of here vs there, I eventually came to a premise. I began to feel that while here, I want to be involved in something that matters. But what? I wondered endlessly. Then, in April of 2017 I lost one of my closest life long friends. Devastated, it added to the torment.
However, in the awakening of the awful happening, I reunited with another life long friend that it had been just way too long that our friendship was on hold. In discussing of how to honor our passed friend, we planned on having a party in his memory. It was actually the wish of his will. My reunited buddy suggested we make it in the theme of a fundraiser.
Excited by the idea, I was immediately in agreement, and I questioned, "Why stop here? Why not keep it going? Let's create a charity organization, one that chooses causes and individuals we are passionate about, and then host events that raise support for both?" My buddy answered, "I've been thinking the same thing for a long time, I even have a name for it.. We can call it, Silent Knightss." The extra 'S' is not a typo
Accomplishments! Silent Knightss Nonprofit Corporation was established in June of 2017, and its 501(c)(3) Approval came in July of 2017. In initial efforts, legal professionals wanted an estimated $2,000 and cautioned that the process would take 9 months. Driven by emotion and passion, Silent Knightss was founded on a self funded $700.00 & a self effort that took 4 months. Our founder, nor any of our board members or officers are paid. The organization is run soley on spare volunteer time, and we intend to keep it this way. To date we have provided over $22,500in support. If we can continue to receive generous donations, we will make this number staggering.
Being an approved 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Charity assures donors that Silent Knightss Nonprofit Corporation is monitored and regulated by the IRS and the State of NJ. We are required, by law, to make our filings and financial statements made public. This allows our donors to donate with confidence and with a tax deductable advantage.