Our 2017 drive was blessed by with great weather and many generous friends at Family Fare and Sacred Heart. Our total for 2017 is $1811.00. Thank you to all those who donated. We will determine the charities that will receive these funds at our next monthly meeting. Pictures from our 2017 drive are available below.
Through the generosity of the Sacred Heart parishioners and west side community our Knights of Columbus council tootsie roll drive was able to raise over $1600 for mentally impaired on Palm Sunday weekend. Please let Family Fare and Rylee’s Ace Hardware know how much we appreciate them letting us collect funds in front of their stores. Special thanks to all the Knights and their family members who gave up two hours of their weekend and braved the cold weather to make this drive so successful. Hundreds of councils across the state of Michigan participated in this drive to help numerous organizations which support the mentally impaired.
Our council voted to support four charities with the funds we collected. In 2016 our funds will go to Saint Francis Camp on the Lake, Kent Special Riding, the Saint Louis Center and Michigan Special Olympics. A small portion of the funds we collected are pooled with funds from other councils at the state level for other larger programs for the mentally impaired.
Thank you to all the men of our council and families who helped those with mental disabilities.
2017 MI Drive Pictures
2016 MI Drive Pictures