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Help Heal Veterans Name Elks their 2021 Partner of the Year!

The Elks are proud to be named Help Heal Veteran’s Partner of the Year.

For the past 20 years, Elks have been working closely with Help Heal Veterans, which helps veterans recover and thrive by providing free therapeutic arts and crafts kits to hospitalized and homebound veterans.

Every year, hard-working Elks collect and donate thousands of hides to the Elks Veterans Leather Program. These hides are used to for 3 main purposes.

  • Some are used to make wheelchair gloves, many of which are distributed directly to veterans at annual VA Adaptive Sports Events.
  • Some leather is donated directly to VA Recreation Therapists, for use in local projects.
  • The rest of the leather collected by Elks is donated to Help Heal Veterans, which uses it to make therapeutic arts and craft kits for recovering veterans.

Over the past 20 years, Elks leather has been used to make 600,000 craft kits, for a total estimated value of more than $15 million.

Read more about this wonderful partnership and the Elks award below!

Help Heal Veterans Name Elks their 2021 Partner of the Year!

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