Carlinville, IL 1412

Veteran and Active-Duty Military Support

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 Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy to help with whatever essentials that they need.  The home has approximately 290 residents. 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 and Women's body wash (Old Spice, Dove, Dial, etc.), Sensitive skin body wash (Dial or Dove - no bar soap), aftershave, nose / ear hair trimmers (battery operated), Woman's facial hair removal devices (Finishing Touch Flawless Product), 3 or 5 blade disposable razors (Harry's razors - Truman or Winston)

Miniature/fun size candy bars (any chocolate), Soda (mini or regular cans), Twinkie or Little Debbie snack cakes, universal TV remotes (Easy mote brand preferred), Ice Cream (butter pecan, ice cream sandwiches, drumsticks, variety of novelties), Fresh fruit to make fruit pizza (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, etc.)

Square card tables, Croc shoes (generic, L or XL)

Gift Cards:
Amazon, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Wendy's Hardees, Texas Roadhouse, Pizza Hut, Tower, Gem City, Dominos, Cassano's.

Outdoor, animals, farming, cars, reminiscing, good ole days.

Other Ideas:
Cash for virtual bingo or Channel 2 ($100 lasts about 1 month).  Since we are unable to do a large bingo game with all units (due to covid & construction) we do a special game on Tuesdays

Prizes for the Bingo drawing (fun trinkets or free ice cream cone at DQ, Wendy's, Culvers)

Monetary donations of any amount are also appreciated as they are used for activity equipment / supplies, special events, monthly parties (prizes and games). Checks can be made out to the Quincy Benefit Fund.  Please make a note of what the donation is for in the memo line of your check.

For questions contact:
Sara Colgrove, Activities
Illinois Veterans Home
1707 North 12th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301
Phone: (217) 640-2260

Donation items can also be brought to:
Carlinville Elks Lodge
C/O Veterans Services and Support Coordinator