Thursday, May 9, 2013

Elks Community Builder of the Week

Jackson, Wyo., Lodge No. 1713
For Mother’s Day, Elks from Jackson, Wyo., Lodge No. 1713 took time to honor mothers living in the Jackson Hole Senior Center. Using an Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant, the Elks held Mother’s Day brunch for the seniors and their families. The brunch allowed the mothers spend time with their families and eat a filling meal without having to leave the facility.

The Elks prepared a steak and champagne brunch for their guests. The seniors enjoyed spending time with their families, other mothers living in the center, and the Elks.

After dinner, each mother received a carnation and a thank you from the Elks.

“All mothers were honored at our event,” says Project Manager Chuck Samples. “Extra carnations were given to women in the nursing facility and mothers who had no family at brunch celebrated with the Elks and their friends.”

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-member goal for giving to the Foundation. To find out more about Gratitude Grants and the Community Investments Program, visit 

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