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Beacon and Gratitude Grants

The Lodge recently received $8,000 from Elks National Foundation (ENF) trust fund for the Beacon and Gratitude Grants. We receive these Grants because the Lodge has met the minimum “per capita” requirement of $4.80. The Lodge has donated $6.32 per person this fraternal year.

 The Beacon Grant is valued at $3,000 and will be awarded to the Rockin’ L & D Ranch of Escondido. These funds will be used for their equine therapy program supporting veterans from La Jolla VA Hospital suffering with PTSD. They will visit the Lodge on Friday, December 1, give a PowerPoint presentation about their programs, and receive the ENF check.

 On Friday, February 2, 2024 the Lodge will award the $5000.00 Gratitude Grant to the Promises2Kids, a foster care organization in San Diego. Their representatives will visit the Lodge for dinner and make a presentation. After dinner, the Lodge Members, their guests, and Promise2Kids representatives will assemble “care packages” for their guardian scholars program made available with the Gratitude Grant funds awarded.

 Thank you Bill Modi for all your hard work requesting these grants.

 This past Board of Directors’ meeting the Board voted to donate $1000.00 from our Ford Foundation Trust Fund for youth to the Armed Forces YMCA. The funds will be used to purchase bicycles for military children at Camp Pendleton and other local military installations.

 You, too, can become an ENF “reoccurring donor. Log onto the Elks national website, elks.org, register as a Member, click on ENF and sign up to donate.

Posted by: Escondido, CA #1687 (11/17/2023)


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