In late January of 2011, the then Grand Knight Tony Vaiana and MR Drive Chairman Dennis Nettler visited three of the charities our council helps support from funds raised during the October Tootsie Roll drives. One-half of the funds raised go to support the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The remaining funds are distributed at the discretion of each individual council. Tony and Dennis delivered checks to these three local charities- all specialize in providing services to children with developmental disabilities:
For More information about the IW Knights, click here. If you want to donate online to the IWKnights' Persons with Developmental Disabilities (DD) or "Tootsie Roll" Drive, just simply click on or scan the QR code to the Right or text 4863488 to (715) 803-4772 to donate to the DD Drive via any mobile device!
Helping the Community....A Huge Thanks!
The Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus Council 9981 was able to share the generosity of our parish and community with several organizations helping children and families with Developmental Disabilities. Our volunteers took to the streets, stores and our Incarnate Word parish in October to raise a net of $21,453.00 towards this year’s Developmental Disabilities “tootsie roll” drive. This amazing total came despite some setbacks is the second highest collection by our Council, only $358 behind last year’s record.
The council will distribute these funds to the following five organizations.
Organization Receiving Donations From DD Drive Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Website Special Olympics – Training Center Website Academy of St. Louis Website Family Forward Website Incarnate Word Parish School One Classroom Program Website
You can learn more about the Organizations we support by clicking here.
The Special Olympics Missouri contribution in 2018-19 is designated towards the pledge our Council made to build and operate Missouri’s new Training for Life Center, the first of its kind in the U.S. which was opened this year in Jefferson City.
No matter how much you collected, we all pitched in for a great drive. A total of 79 Knights and 17 additional friends and family helped fill 63% of the available shifts. The Knights of Columbus are happy to pass on the generosity of our neighbors, friends and family who dropped some coins, dollars, or larger donations into our buckets. The Council is also grateful for the use of the facilities at Incarnate Word parish to organize and send out 96 volunteers. We pray these funds are put to good use helping and caring for God’s precious ones with developmental disabilities.
Thank you all,
Deputy Grand Knight and co-chairman of the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Drive
2018 co-chairman of the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Drive
IWKnights' Developmental Disabilities (DD) or "Tootsie Roll" Drive Photo Gallary
Click here for pictures from our past Tootsie Roll Drives………………