Our Future - Elks Scholarship Fund
The Elks are committed to America's Promise, an alliance of organizations
building a better future for our youth. The Elks have promised to sponsor
drug-free proms in 2,000 communities by the year 2000; develop after-school
programs at 1,000 Elks Lodges; develop mentoring relationships with
at least 10 at-risk kids in each local Lodge community; and engage 275,000
young people as partners in our community service programs.
"Hoop Shoot"® free-throw program
is the largest coeducational sports program in the country. More that
three million kids participated in this year's contest.
Drug Awareness Program prints and distributes, free of charge, up-to-date
information about drugs to school-children, their teachers, and their
parents. Since the program's inception in 1983, the Elks have distributed
more than 200 million pieces of literature.
to information about drugs, the Elks provide alternatives to drug use
by sponsoring activities ranging from Little League to Scouting. More
than 6 million kids participated in these Elk-sponsored activities last
Elks Remember - Support Veteran Projects
The Elks have pledged not to forget hospitalized veterans, and each
year they visit hundreds of thousands of patients at VA medical centers
and veterans hospitals, throwing parties and providing companionship.
And they invite patients who can leave the facilities to events at Elks
Lodges, on fishing trips, and to ball games. The value of the Elks'
contributions to veterans service last year was more that $13 million.
alone, the Elks adopted and befriended more than 145, 000 veterans who
were far from home or without family.
Family Is First - Support Your Elks Youth Project
Elks Association has its own charitable project. These include summer
camps for children with disabilities or who are financially disadvantaged;
in-home treatment for people with disabilities; children's hospitals;
cancer research; and providing safe, temporary havens for abused families.
2,200 communities, men and women of our local Lodges are working to
meet local needs, whether that's funding the food bank, supplying instruments
for the high school band, holding a drug-free prom, or promoting literacy
at schools and libraries.
in helping others, but we also believe in having fun. Often we manage
to combine the two. Some of our Lodges feature swimming pools, golf
courses, playrooms, and ballrooms; most have dining facilities; all
offer family entertainment. We enjoy doing the good works we do and
the people we do them with - our families and our friends.
"The Cornerstone of Elkdom" - Elks National Foundation
The value of the Elks' charitable works last year was more than $191
the Elks'charitable programs are funded in part by the Eks National
Foundation, a perpetual fund with assets exceeding $375 million.
the Foundation disbursed $13.1 million in support of the "Hoop
Shoot"®, scholarships, veterans service, drug awareness, state
charitable projects, and other philanthropic programs.
National Foundation annually awards $3.4 million in college scholarships
through the "Most Valuable Student" scholarship program, Legacy
Awards for children of Elks, Scouting scholarships, and emergency educational
grants for children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. In addition,
Elks at the local, district, and state level awarded $8.5 million in
we've been serving
our states and our country.
Now you know.
contact Hutchinson Elks Lodge
or your local Lodge