Jan 20, 2023The annual March for Life is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2023. The Virginia Knights offer support services as marshals to help with everything from crowd control to collecting money to defray the costs of putting on the March.
Father Diamond Council has collected money for the March since 1994. All the collected money goes to the March for Life Education and Defense Fund to help defray the cost of the March. We have been asked to help again in this effort and are looking for volunteers to collect money at the March and to count the money once it's returned to Providence Hall after the March.
We need your help because the more collectors we have had, the more money we have generally collected. Twenty or more collectors are ideal. Knight collectors line the March route and ask for donations.
We ask volunteers to get to Providence Hall at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 20th to pick up Marshal jackets and hats. We’ll rent a bus again this year and leave Providence Hall as a group at 10:30 AM. We ask for a $10 donation for the bus transportation. Students ride free. We also ask for a $2 tip for the driver from each bus rider.
The bus will arrive in DC before noon as DC police will close the area off before the March starts. Collections begin at approximately 1:00 PM. After the last of the marchers pass through our area, we will pick up our gear and return to Providence Hall by 4:00 PM for some post March snacks and fellowship.
We’ve had many family participants over the years so if you have wives, teenage kids, or grandkids, bring them along.