Elks pledge: "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them." Across the nation, thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy, and resources to serve veterans and military members each day.
Learn more about the Elks Veterans Program
In partnership with the local VFW, students at the North Mac Elementary School worked to raise $780 for veterans and military personnel. First and second grade students also created special cards for our troops. In a ceremony held at the school on September 30th, Carlinville Elks member and military support volunteer, Melody Jarmeny spoke to the students about the Elks Veteran's program and was presented with the cards and a check for funds to be used toward the purchase of supplies to send to our active-duty military members serving overseas and to veterans living in veterans’ homes.
Donations Needed for the Quincy Veterans Home
For Elks, service to veterans is a year-round commitment. Our lodge is again taking up donations for the veterans Quincy home to help with the holidays and whatever essentials that they need. Hygiene essentials and clothing are just a couple of examples of the types of donations that are needed. Following is a more complete list of recommended donation items:
Comfort / Personal Care Items:
Men’s body wash, electric razors, aftershave, nose / ear hair trimmers, electric toothbrushes
Clothing (all sizes):
White t-shirts, non-skid socks, sweatpants, button up flannel shirts, sweatshirts
Fresh fruit, non-alcoholic beer, soda (mini cans), old fashioned candy bars
Movie DVDs (westerns / adventure), phone cards, television wireless headphones, universal remotes, Cricut cartridges / cardstock paper (for 12 x 12 size Cricut), exercise equipment, umbrellas, music CDs (any genre), 100 – 300 large piece jigsaw puzzles, books (Harlequin Romance paperbacks)
Walmart (for those that don’t have enough funds to go shopping), Amazon (to purchase items that cannot be found in a store in Quincy), HiVee, County Market, AMC Theater
Monetary donations of any amount are also appreciated as they are used for activity equipment / supplies, special events, monthly parties (prizes and games).