Intellectual Disabilities

Ed Feeney and Ted Glaser, Chairmen

The 50th Annual Drive will be held

September 20-21-22, 2019

The Intellectual Disabilities or "Tootsie Roll" Fund Drive is one of the most recognizable activities that the Knights of Columbus do. The funds generated from this drive are used to support local programs which help people with special learning needs.

NEW ID Drive Logos

Color Version

Balck And White Version

Download and use these logos for your ID Drive advertising.

Mission Statement

  • To aid and contribute, to organizations devoted to the care of individuals and particularly those inflicted with one or more forms of Intellectual disability
  • To aid and contribute to the creation, maintenance and development of hospital, scientific, religious, educational and charitable activities and projects
  • To do and perform any and all such objects, either alone or in cooperation with charitable, educational, scientific and religious societies or organizations
  • To receive gifts, legacies, grants and donations from any reputable source
  • To make gifts or donations to carry out the objectives and purposes of the Corporation to 501C3 organizations
  • To manage and distribute funds for operating programs as identified herein, in the name of Illinois State Council K of C Charities, Inc. to various charitable causes
  • To promote charitable activities sponsored by the Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus and its subordinate councils
  • To foster the principle of charity within the Illinois jurisdiction and in states where Illinois residents are welcomed.
  • To grant interest free home loans to state approved organizations that provide housing for the intellectually disabled.

The White Sox have dedicated Tuesday, July 30 to the Illinois Knights of Columbus and their partnership with Special Olympics Illinois. On this special night, we invite K of C members, their family, and friends the opportunity to purchase specially priced tickets to see the White Sox take on the Mets. Click Here for more details

Attorney General Letter Regarding ID Drive

Fund Recipients

In order to be a reciepient of the funds generated by the Intellectual Disabilities Drive, Organizations must register with Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. and be recognized as a provider of qualified services for persons with intellectual disabilities. Please use the Fund Recipient Form to request approval of an organization to be eligible to receive ID funds.

Fund Recipient Form PDF

Listing of Approved Charities for Fund Distribution by Organization or by Municipality Updated 12-10-19

Other Opportunities

Check here for other opportunities to Support our ID Efforts and Special Olympics.

Partnership with Jewel Osco Stores

Jewel Osco Collection Flyer 2016

Jewel Osco Collection Locations

Jewel Osco Letter to Store Managers 2016

Collect on a Downtown Chicago Corner Flyer


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