The weekend of Oct. 13 to 15, area Knights of Columbus organizations from all across the area will be having their annual Tootsie Roll Drives for the benefit of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The people served by Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas have been many of the fortunate recipients from the fundraiser. For many years, the generosity of the Knights have allowed us to offer additional support to those we serve through a variety of ways.

One of those ways is DSNWK's Consumer Medical Fund. This fund was established due to the contributions made through the K of C Tootsie Roll Drive. Thanks to the Knights, DSNWK has been able to assist people with the cost of medical items and care that are not covered by Medicaid, such as dental expenses and adaptive equipment.

I hope that you will thank these great Knights members when you see them and support their efforts. DSNWK appreciates them making this a part of their mission.

Steve Keil,

director of development,

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas,

Hays