The Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, also previously known as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is probably the Knights of Columbus’ best-known national fund-raiser. Unlike fundraising done by other organizations, 100% of the money raised through the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities goes to help people with intellectual disabilities. The Knights do not use a hard sell approach to collect money; they merely stand (or sit) near the entrance to businesses wearing a red and yellow apron designating them as a K of C fundraiser. Most people know about the annual drive and the great work of the Knights of Columbus, and will donate without any solicitation. In return they receive a “thank you” from the Knight and an offer of a Tootsie Roll to those who donate.
Dates & Locations for 2014 Drive
September 19 – 21
St. John the Evangelist’s Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Auxiliary will be offering Tootsie Rolls outside the Jewel store and the Post Office on Irving Park Road, the corner of Park Blvd. & Irving, and the Walmart on Barrington Road on the morning and afternoon of Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th, and after all the Masses on the weekend of September 20t/21st at St. John’s.
If you are interested in purchasing one or more bricks of 50 Tootsie Rolls for Halloween treats, please contact Adam Kanyuh, Chairman for the drive, to place an order. The cost should be around $10 each if the same as in past years.