Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities is Underway

Brothers, our annual Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities, otherwise known as the “Tootsie Roll” drive has started.  As we have done in the past, we’ll cover volunteer shifts in front of area King Soopers stores, handing out free tootsie rolls, and asking for donations to assist those in our community.  We have new aprons that we received last year, and new cans to collect donations in.  In order to reduce the effort needed to manage the volunteers, the council will be using “Sign-Up Genius”, an online service to allow members to choose a shift that works for them and their family’s schedules.  You should have received an invitation via email already, but in case you haven’t you can use this link.  You may need to create an account with them when you get there.  Contact the Grand Knight is you have any issues or email

On the same topic, I’ll share with you a poem that Dave Schneider shared with the council via email…

Friends of the Developmentally Disabled

Blessed are you who take the time
To listen to difficult speech
For you help me to know that
If I persevere
I can be understood.

Blessed are you who never bid me to “hurry up”
Or take my tasks away from me
And do them for me
For I often need time rather than help.

Blessed are you who stand beside me
As I begin new and untried ventures
For my failures will be outweighed
By the times I surprise myself and you.

Blessed are you who ask for my help
For my greatest need is to be needed.

Blessed are you who understand that
It is difficult for me
To put my thoughts into words.

Blessed are you who, with a smile
Encourage me to try once more.

Blessed are you who never remind me
That today I asked the same question twice.

Blessed are you who respect me
And do them for me

It is difficult for me
And love me just as I am.

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