Jack Clancey, past Knights of Columbus State Deputy for Ontario, and wife Valery.
“The Tootsie Roll Fundraiser continues to gain momentum in
Jack and his wife Valery were in
After his second Tootsie Roll donation, Jack wondered: `` Why not do a Tootsie Roll campaign in
In 2004, Jackbecame the Ontario State Deputy. With the support of the then Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant, Jack ``rolled`` out the idea of a Tootsie Roll Giveaway Campaign to benefit charitable causes. It was decided that the net profits from the campaign would be divided: 30 per cent to support Catholic Missions In Canada, 30 per cent to support the Special Olympics, and the remaining 40 per cent to support local
Jack remembers well the day he heard Father Sebastien Groleau, a former president of Catholic Missions In Canada, describe how some missionary priests in northern
Jack realized that donations for giving away Tootsie Rolls might just serve the purpose. Jack firmly believes: “It’s the easiest way to raise money for a charity. And every time I ask anyone that has tried the Tootsie Roll ‘Giveaway’ campaign, they are quick to say they’d do it again. I urge every Council and District to give it a try!”
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