We are awaiting issuance of the certificates of insurance for Safeway and Wal-Mart.  I will send those out as soon as they are available.

We do not have a permission letter from Bashas at this time.  I am working on an appeal with assistance from Special Olympics. I will let you know how that turns out. Frys will not issue their letter until September – however the Knights have exclusive fundraising access to Frys stores on October 5, 6, and 7.

Safeway does not issue permission letters. Your council will need to request permission individually following the guidelines provided by Safeway.

I know this seems complicated, but different store chains have different rules and we must comply.

In addition, I have reports that other stores such as Sunflower Market and Wal-Mart have been very cooperative on a store-by-store basis.

Councils should order their Tootsie Rolls soon. Many of you will have your drives in September so get your orders in well ahead of time. Smaller councils should consider teaming up with other council to combine your orders and eliminate shipping costs.

In addition to you our own council’s efforts, consider having your favorite charities submit a Grant Application.  Last year, all submitted grant applications were funded at 100% of the request.  While we cannot guarantee that again this year, we do urge you to have charities submit them. Grants are funded by the 25% state share of your fundraising.

The forms are available on the website at:
http://azknightsofcolumbus.org/pages/pwid-forms

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