Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Elks Community Builder of the Week

Gardner, Mass., Lodge No. 1426

Gardner, Mass., Lodge No. 1426 used its Promise Grant to hold Gardner’s first annual Kids Safety Day. Elks partnered with the Police and Fire Departments to teach more than 160 children about fire safety, bike safety and drug awareness. Attendees played games, won prizes, met Elroy the Elk, and received a free bike helmet. The day was a huge success!

The ENF awards $2,000 Promise Grants to the first 500 Lodges that pledge to host an event that helps build the character and competence of youth in their community. To find out more about Promise Grants, visit www.elks.org/enf/community.


  1. It is important to teach kids fire safety tips. They should know what to do when the house is on fire.

  2. It is very important for kids to know what to do when there is any emergency! Thank you for this useful information that you have shared through this post!