lOCAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Shands Children's Hospital Toy Donation
Elks riders of Lodge 990 delivered gifts to children in the UF Shands Children's hospital on December 21st. The funds for the toys were generated by donations from members of Gainesville Elks 990 as well as the use of a portion of the lodges state matching grant. The exposure our riders have given to our lodge shows the community the true value of Elks Care.
Standing Room Only Project.
We donated $2500.00 worth of upgrades to Westwood Middle School for their Standing Room Only program which allowed students to have a reserved social time if they earned merit points by accomplishments and behavior. It is designed to allow the students the chance to interact on a one on one basis and enjoy games, challenges, etc. This was achieved by the use of an Elks Grant in the 2018-2019 year in March.
The Elks Memorial Service is a mandatory Service held by every lodge in the country on the first Sunday of every December.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks hold true our words