District No. 1440

Brighton Lodge #1586 Supports Laradon Hall

Brighton Elks Lodge Donates Electric Wheelchair

On March 2, 2007, Brighton Lodge #1586 donated a newly refurbished electric wheel chair to Laradon Hall. Shown in the picture from left to right is John Amen, Chairman, Laradon Hall Board of Directors, CEA Denver Lodge #17, Tim Hall, Executive Director at Laradon Hall, PER Jim Vincent, Brighton Lodge #1586, and Will Turner, State Co-Chairman, Laradon Hall Major Project, CEA, Loveland Lodge #1051.

At the same donation presentation, Donnie and JoLyn Kutz donated 50 brand new Ladies Nightgowns to Laradon Hall.

March 8, 2007

Mr. Jim Vincent
Brighton Elks Lodge #1586
101 North Main
Brighton, CO 80601

Dear Jim:

On behalf of Laradon's staff and participants, I would like to thank the Brighton Elks Lodge for the recent donation of the electric wheelchair and you in particular for bringing it to Laradon personally. It is such a wonderful, thoughtful and generous donation for the participants. As you know, every item we receive is important, but a gift given through pure kindness is the best gift of all.

Laradon is currently operating 15 unique programs and serving 16 school districts throughout Colorado. We at Laradon are proud to have served children and adults with developmental disabilities over the past 59 years. We are especially proud to have been the Major Project of the Colorado Elks for 57 of those 59 years. With the help of the Elks, we have been able to continue with the dream of co-founders Joe and Elizabeth Calabrese - that all people, regardless of their disability, should be given the opportunity to be educated, maximize their potential and increase their independence so they may be able to participate and contribute to their communities.

This electric wheelchair will give some special person the enjoyment of mobility and independence. Thank you for your contribution and support in helping Laradon to fulfill its commitment to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.


Timothy C. Hall
Executive Director

Laradon Hall Wish List

  • Construction Paper
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • Paper Clips
  • Pens
  • Diaper Bags
  • Paper Cups
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Table Cloths
  • Sticky Notes
  • Xerox Paper
  • Legal Pads
  • 8 1/2 by 11 envelopes
  • Magazines
  • Nail Polish
  • Yarn
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Glue
  • Audiometer (Hearing Tseter)
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players
  • Pots and Pans
  • Computer Desks
  • Dish Soap
  • Cameras
  • Beads and Thread
  • Non-Toxic Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Ceramics
  • Non-Perfume Lotions
  • Dishwasher Soap
  • Plastic Outdoor Furniture
  • Sewing Needles
  • Thread
  • Fishing Poles
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Croque Set
  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Water Bottles
  • Felt
  • Markers
  • Glitter
  • Electric Hoyer Lift
  • Fabric
  • Crochet Needles
  • Laundry Detergent

If you have items you wish to donate, please identify them as donations to Laradon Hall and drop them off at the Lodge.

Brighton Elks Lodge #1586
101 North Main Street
Brighton, CO 80601

All donated items will be delivered to:

Laradon Hall
5100 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80216

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