2019 Intellectual Disabilities Drive

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The 50th Annual Drive will be held
September 20-21-22, 2019

The Intellectual Disabilities or “Tootsie Roll” Fund Drive is one of the most recognizable activities that the Knights of Columbus do. The funds generated from this drive are used to support local programs which help people with special learning needs.

Mission Statement

  • To aid and contribute, to organizations devoted to the care of individuals and particularly those inflicted with one or more forms of Intellectual disability
  • To aid and contribute to the creation, maintenance and development of hospital, scientific, religious, educational and charitable activities and projects
  • To do and perform any and all such objects, either alone or in cooperation with charitable, educational, scientific and religious societies or organizations
  • To receive gifts, legacies, grants and donations from any reputable source
  • To make gifts or donations to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Corporation to 501C3 organizations
  • To manage and distribute funds for operating programs as identified herein, in the name of Illinois State Council K of C Charities, Inc. to various charitable causes
  • To promote charitable activities sponsored by the Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus and its subordinate councils
  • To foster the principle of charity within the Illinois jurisdiction and in states where Illinois residents are welcomed.
  • To grant interest free home loans to state approved organizations that provide housing for the intellectually disabled.