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With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of our Good Knight Child Empowerment Network supporters for all that you do. From helping with our cleanup days, to volunteering at camp, and for making monetary and material donations to support our non-profit, we couldn’t do it without you!

It has been a challenging two years for so many in our community due to the pandemic, and we are truly grateful to have been able to continue our programming for children!  After completing 5 weeks of our popular summer camp our youth told us that they wanted to be more physically active while at the Good Knight Castle.

This is where you come in! On November 30th, we’ll be asking for donations as part of the #GivingTuesday global campaign to support charities. We wanted to give you a sneak peek to get you excited to help us spread the word!  We are calling this year’s project/request:

let's get active!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to cover the costs of constructing a new KABOOM playground at the castle,
as well as enhancing our KNIGHTS ON THE RUN exercise circuit!

Here's how you can help:

  • make a suggested donation of $25
    (click on the DONATE button, or send your check to: GKCEN, 11001 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, MD, 20705)
  • share our #GivingTuesday email requests to 12 of your closest friends and family, asking for their support of $25 or more! (or whatever they can afford)
  • like and share our posts on social media (Facebook & Instagram) on your feed,
  • and ask your followers to contribute
  • AND by participating in a community planning session (more details coming soon).

In addition to building a new playground, we will be adding to our fitness circuit, KNIGHTS ON THE RUN. With your generous donation (of time or money) we'll be completing the paving, adding exercise stations, and more!

Thank you for helping us to expand our ability to enhance the experience of all of our guests at the Castle by improving the property for play and fitness.  Please reach out to let us know if you'd like to help in person!


Other Ways to Help:

Do you shop on AMAZON?  Make your holiday purchases online and name us as your benefactor!

If so, you could be helping our non-profit raise money without ever having to donate a penny of your own funds! Just click on the link below and type in Good Knight Child Empowerment Network, Inc.(GKCEN). Set GKCEN to your charity of choice and for every purchase you make Amazon will donate a portion of sales to us! Its that simple!

Thank you!

Amazon Smile Program

Donations via mail:
Good Knight Child Empowerment Network, Inc.
11001 Rhode Island Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

We have many ways you can donate to help us protect children and empower families - from funding a program at your local school, church or community center, or donating to one of our Annual Campaigns. You may also call us at 301-595-8989 and pledge an amount via credit card over the phone.


Every day, GKCEN helps children in the United States and around the globe avoid dangerous situations and thrive. Your gift will help us continue to lift children and families out of the darkness of ignorance where negativity exists. GKCEN works round the clock, powered 100% by volunteers (no paid staff), to present programs and send our educational and empowerment materials where needed. With your gift today, children and families can receive the resources they need to improve awareness in order to stay safe and thrive in their families and communities.

Founded in 1985, GKCEN is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Help GKCEN spread the message of empowerment and respond to desperate need by making a tax-deductible gift today.