Event Name: Tootsie Roll Drive
Time of Year: Late September – Early October
Service Tags: Community Activities, Family Activities, Youth Activities
Event Details:Member knights hand out tootsie rolls and collect donations to supports God’s special children, provide assistance to the handicapped, and promote the support of children and families with special needs. Funds collected are given to the Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus who then fund programs all across the state. Our council is a top-10 council in performance, raising an average of $5,000.00. In the 2016/2017 fraternal year, the Andover community received $10,300.00 in donations from the state’s Tootsie Roll Fund. In 2015, our council proposed a major gift from the fund, which was awarded to Ironstone Farms in Andover.
We collect donations at Andover Day, before/after masses at St. Augustine and St. Joseph churches, coffee shops in downtown Andover, and local supermarkets. We also accept donations in September and October online at this link: AndoverKOC Store