Tootsie Roll Charity Drive

2019 Schedule

Stop and Shop             Aug 30, 31,  Sept 1

Donelan’s                     Sept 6, 7

Crosby’s                        Sept 20, 21, 22

Maynard Fest               Oct 5


If you would like to help, Contact Richard Gross 978 496 5122

Each year The Maynard Knights of Columbus hold their Tootsie Roll Charity Drive. The Knights give out free Tootsie Rolls outside the local Catholic Churches and local businesses while accepting donations to the Massachusetts State Council of Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Charity Fund.  Requests for funds must meet the guidelines that provide that qualified recipients include children with physical handicaps who have not reached their twentieth birthday or persons with intellectual disabilities regardless of age or originations caring for such persons are eligible.

The Donations are turned into the Massachusetts State Council of Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Charity Fund for processing.

Anyone can fill out a request form for a grant from the fund. The request form can be submitted to the Grand Knight of any Knights of Columbus Council. The Council will then review the request and then submit the request to the Massachusetts State Council of the Knights of Columbus for consideration.

The Maynard Knights of Columbus did not hold a Tootsie drive at Saint Bridget’s this year because the chairman asked the Paster if the Council could hold the drive in the church which of course is not allowed so Fr Souza said no. The Council could have given Tootsie Rolls out on the side walk.


Examples of requests that were granted:

Special Olympics

Wheel Chairs

 Van Conversion

Handicap Ramp

Adaptive Bicycle

House Elevator

Handicap Access modifications to a home

Stair lift

Click on the underlined words for a Request form with  Guidelines.