This campaign, often referred to as the “Tootsie Roll Drive” is really an annual “Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities.”
The nickname is due to the nature of the fundraiser, in which Knights distribute specially marked Tootsie Rolls in exchange for donations used to support programs geared to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, in particular, Special Olympics.
Funds from this drive have previously helped local western Massachusetts families like the Charlton’s with the purchase of a special wheelchair van.
So please find it in your hearts to donate on the weekend of October 22/23 when you see our Knights at the doors of the churches. Thank you all in Advance and God Bless God’s special children.