ELKS ARE COMMUNITY
"No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities"
Each year the Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.65 million in college scholarships to graduating seniors.
The yearly Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The contest starts at the lodge level and advances through district, state and regional contests before the national finals in the spring.
The Elks Drug Awareness Program distributes literature and organizes events to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. Try the program's Drug Awareness quiz and test your knowledge!
Other youth-oriented activities sponsored by the Elks include the yearly Americanism essay contest and more.
Since the early days of Elkdom, the Veterans Service Commission has patriotically served those Elks who have fought for our great nation.
Community Investments Program
Through the Elks National Foundation's Community Investments Program, Lodges can apply for grants to serve their communities, meeting local needs.