ANNUAL TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE
Friday September 18th and Saturday the 19th the people of Sunrise Courts supported the Knights of Columbus Roselle chapter in their annual Tootsie Roll Drive. 113 people supported and 6 team members participated. Sunrise Courts has been assisting the Knights in their drive for many many years. Proceeds for the fund raiser go to support people with intellectual disabilities. Sunrise Courts passed out Tootsie Rolls and collected donations at three local area businesses Mark Drugs/Payless Tobacco, Len`s Ace Hardware and Dr. Dogs between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. Everyone who participate had a terrific time.
Each year the Knights of Columbus give a generous donation to Sunrise Courts. That donation is used to better Sunrise Courts activity area by providing cable and internet to the people we support so that they can enjoy TV and sporting events and search jobs and complete other personalized support goals on the internet. Funds have also been used in the past for program improvements such as replacing the TV in the commons and building improvement projects.
BLOOD DRIVE SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
We collected 45 pints of blood today. Although below our previous donations of 60+ donors, it was a success. There were a total of 55 donors who came out with 10 that were not eligible to give for various reasons. I saw new faces that have come out to donate. Perhaps the message from the pulpit urging more people to come out was a reason for the increase.
In any case Ron and I would like to thank those who contributed to make this a success with a special thank you for those who came out but could not donate. There were some donors who had already given either through Heartland or from LifeSource. In the end it is not as important that we achieve a record number. It is people who are giving to help save the lives of others that makes for success. Thanks also to brothers Dan, Bill, Rich, and Frank for manning the tables and helping clean up.
We also thank Chicago Pastry for donating a dozen donuts for every dozen bought as well as Italian Pizza Kitchen for donating one free pizza. Upcoming Blood drive is December 13th.
CLEANING UP ST WALTER`S
On June 28, 2015, we had the installation of new Officers and Directors. We were blessed to have Fr. Mario join us and give us his blessing.
Soon after we were called by Fr. Mario, to give our Parish grounds some Tender Loving Care. Of ours we rose to the challenge and mulched, painted, trimmed bushes, and spent some great commodity. Fellow Knight families and even a cursillo group came out to lend a hand and we are grateful! a. Upcoming Blood drive is December 13th.
Here is a YouTube Video of the events here.