Friends of Powertrain Charity for Kids Donates $1,000 to Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

(BEDFORD) – The Friends of Powertrain Charity for Kids recently donated $1,000 to the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive to benefit local citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

GM Powertrain Bedford Plant Manager Gareth Jolly presents check to Knights of Columbus Council 1166 drive chairman Greg Stanley. Also in the photo are GM Project Engineer John Marshek and Friends of Powertrain Charity for Kids Chairperson Christine Crecelius. (Courtesy photo)

The Knights of Columbus is accepting donations for its 42nd annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

Since its beginning in 1978, the drive has raised more than $363,000 for local citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This year’s drive proceeds will provide educational devices for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities and sensory needs at Bedford Middle School and Bedford North Lawrence High School. Drive proceeds will also help Lawrence County Special Olympics and purchase equipment for the leather-working shop at the Lawrence County Arc, where adults with disabilities are provided an opportunity to learn work skills and earn a paycheck.

The Knights of Columbus would like to express its sincere appreciation to those individuals, businesses and organizations that have already contributed and welcomes additional donors.

Checks can be made payable to the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive, and mailed to Knights of Columbus Council 1166, 2202 M St., Bedford IN, 47421.

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