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Annually, the Knights of Columbus hold the Tootsie Roll drive, where in cooperation with local area businesses, Council 4902 hands out Tootsie Rolls and collects donations from the community. The Tootsie Roll drive is used to help benefit local and state agencies in support of individuals with intellectual Disabilities.

2024 was another successful year for our Tootsie Roll fundraiser to help those with intellectual disabilities. we raised a total of $3,768.61. Thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers who braved the cold and greeted the many who donated. Thanks to our donors, who without their charity we would not be able to do this ministry.

In 2023, Council 4902 raised over $3,400 through the Tootsie Roll drive thanks to the generosity of the good people of River Falls and St. Bridget’s Parish. Through this drive the Council was able to donate funds to three organizations. Below, Scott Lindall presenting a check to Kelly Zimmer of Have a Heart, Bob Casey presenting a check to Mark Inouye, Director of Student Services, RFHS, and Paul Boespflug presenting a check to Kathy Spence from WI Special Olympics.

In 2022 the Council raised a total of $2,600 which was disbursed to three organizations. Below from left to right, Brother Bob Casey handing a check to Mark Inouye of the School District of River Falls. The Middle picture Brother Scott Lyndall handing a check to Kelly Zillmer of Have a Heart Farm. On the Right are participants of the Ellsworth Area Special Olympics who also received a check from the Council.