FUNDRAISING OPTIONS
Tootsie Roll Program
The Tootsie Roll Program is a great way to get your whole council involved in raising money to help individuals with disabilities. This program raises money for Special Olympics and a charity of your council's choice.

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Chart your course to Charity, the first principle of the Knights of Columbus.

  History
Columbus Charities, Inc. was established in 1974 and funding was originally derived from an annual raffle. The proceeds were used to fulfill requests from 501 c 3 organizations. In the past 20 years, funds in excess of $1,500,000 have been made available through a grant process.
Previous grants made for community, youth programs include organizations such as Special Olympics, ARC, L’Arche, etc. (see below).
In 2011, the Board of Directors of Columbus Charities, Inc., established the Tootsie Roll Program where councils hold drives across the State offing specific tootsie rolls to all without a donation. This program has generated in excess of $1.2 million dollars and continues to be a very strong program to help those with disabilities.
LAMB (Least of All My Brethren) began in 2022 and has generated over $12,000 in the past six months. These funds will benefit those that assist with the hungry, clothing those in need and pro-life education.
The Coats for Kids program was added in 2022. In just one year, 10,000+ coats were issued providing warmth to children in need. Councils and donors contributed Over $98,000 to this very successful program.
Columbus Charities has partnered with Global Wheelchair Program and KCHelp (Knights of Columbus Hospital Lending Program) in providing thousands of wheel chairs in Washington State and beyond.
Download the Columbus Charities Brochure for more information.

  Donor Types
Individual and Council Charter Memberships!!
The Columbus Charities, Inc. is ready to lift the gangplank, leave the pier and get underway on a journey to a new legacy.
We encourage you to be a Charter Individual or Charter Council for this maiden voyage. Your individual gift of $50 or Council gift of $250 qualifies you as a Charter Member of which all will be honored at our State Convention in May 2010 and reported in our State Bulletin. We need you on board as members of the crew.
  Types of Gifts
Memorials: Preserve the memory of a loved one through a memorial gift. Ask family, friends, and businesses to also contribute to the fund. This amount is then dedicated on behalf of him/her and becomes a permanent memorial.
Honorariums: Honor someone special in your life by remembering them on a special occasion or in a time of need. Their name is added to the K of C prayer list.
Cash or Check: Cash or checks in any amount are always appreciated. Check with your place of employment to see if they have a “matching gift” program. Checks should be made out to Columbus Charities Fund.
Securities: Gifts of stocks and bonds can also be donated. Check with your tax consultant on the benefits you might derive from such a donation.
Life Insurance: Donate a policy in any amount to the Columbus Charities Fund and receive an immediate tax deduction.
Bequests: Columbus Charities, Inc. may be named as the residuary beneficiary of your estate, the recipient of a specified gift or contingent bequest, or the ultimate beneficiary of the assets of a charitable remainder trust.
Real Estate: When you donate real estate, the property is sold and the proceeds go to the Columbus Charities, Inc. Check with your tax consultant concerning whether the appraised value of the property may be used as a tax deduction.


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Give a Gift - by mail
You can give a gift by downloading this form and send to the following address:
Columbus Charities Fund
1927 Peach Tree LN
Richland, WA
99352-7620