Members of local Knights of Columbus were out and about at local businesses on Saturday, raising money for programs that benefit persons with developmental disabilities.
Knights handed out Tootsie Rolls as they collected donations, which earned it the nickname “Tootsie Roll” drive, but the official campaign is “Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities.”
Money collected from the Knights of Columbus support programs such as the Special Olympics, as well as local charities.
“The event takes place every year around this time,” said John Rogers, member Knights of Columbus Council No. 2145, of Colusa. Both the Colusa and Council No. 14112 (Arbuckle/Williams/Maxwell) participated. Colusa Knights were present at Davison Drug and Kittles Outdoor.
Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal benefit society founded on principles of charity, unity, and fraternity. In addition to rendering assistance to sick, disabled, and needy members and their families, the organization locally and globally support programs through educational, charitable, religious, social, and public relief works. ■