Members of Council 13243 Tootsie Roll Drive

Members of the Knights of Columbus do a great deal to assist people with intellectual disabilities. One of the most popular and successful programs conducted by the Knights is the fundraiser whereby local councils collect donations outside stores and on street corners. In appreciation, the donor is offered a Tootsie Roll. The high visibility of this program has led to the campaign being referred to as the “Tootsie Roll Drive.” Many councils submit “Tootsie Roll Drive” money to their state councils for distribution throughout their state. Some keep a portion of the funds to benefit local organizations supporting intellectual and physical disabilities. Our Lady of Grace Council 13243 conducts the “Tootsie Roll Drive” several times a year at various locations in Palm Bay. Local organizations benefiting from this drive include Brevard County Special Olympics and Space Coast Early Intervention Center. We also set aside funds to assist our parishioners in need of assistance.

Knights of Columbus Council 13243