Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Elks Community Builder of the Week

Pittsburg, Kan., Lodge No. 412

Pittsburg, Kan., Lodge No. 412 brought together 60 veterans from local nursing facilities for a night of entertainment. Using an Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant, the Elks hosted dinner and a show for the men and women of honor. The members knew the event was a major success as soon as their guests clamored for an encore from the puppeteer—one of the night’s entertainment acts. Each veteran left with a gift box and the knowledge that the Elks are always there for them.

The Elks National Foundation helps Lodges serve their communities by offering $2,000 Gratitude Grants. Lodges are eligible to apply for Gratitude Grants after meeting the National President’s per-capita goal for Foundation giving. To find out more about Gratitude Grants and the Community Investments Program, visit   

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