What do Elks do for the Community?

Elks are community, No matter where you go in the country, an Elks Lodge is right around the corner. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 Lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. Public service is an integral part of being an Elk. In keeping with this tradition, Elks create and participate in many programs to better their communities and demonstrate that.

The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, a national “Hoop Shoot” free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.

The youth of our country have always been important to the Order. It is for this reason the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program was launched to warn primary grade students and their parents of the dangers in drug use. Additionally, every lodge observes June 14th as Flag Day, a tradition which the Elks began in 1907 and was later adopted by the Congress as an official observance.

Elks Care – Elks Share!

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Each year the Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.65 million in college scholarships to graduating seniors.

State Projects

All across the nation our Elk State Associations sponsor programs to build stronger communities by assisting those in need through scholarships, medical research, recreational opportunities, and lots more.

Hoop Shoot

The yearly Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The contest starts at the lodge level and advances through district, state and regional contests before the national finals in the spring.

Drug Awareness

The Elks Drug Awareness Program distributes literature and organizes events to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. Try the program’s Drug Awareness quiz and test your knowledge!

National Memorial

A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words.

Elks Veterans Service Commission

Since the early days of Elkdom, the Veterans Service Commission has patriotically served those Elks who have fought for our great nation.

Community Investments Program

Through the Elks National Foundation’s Community Investments Program, Lodges can apply for grants to serve their communities, meeting local needs.

Americanism Essay Contest

The Americanism essay contest is a patriotic theme based writing contest for students in 5th through 8th grade.

Dictionary Project

This effort has been bringing nearly 10 million dictionaries to schools and students over the past 15 years.

Youth Recognition

A program designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for achievements in their school and community.

Fremont Elks Charitable Endeavors

Fremont Senior Center – Furniture Donation

Fremont Senior Center – Furniture Donation

The Fremont Senior Center has just put up a plaque thanking us for our donation to help them purchase their lobby furniture. Elks Care..Elks Share! They are very appreciative of our efforts and the work we do to help everyone in our community.

HAYWARD Navigation Center – March 10th – 2020

The Fremont Elks Lodge has been donating to the HNC since it opened, we have also purchased sheets and pillows for them and have provided them with free bus passes for their residents. Here is a great story about the work being done from the Hayward Police Department....

Elks Donate Life!

http://www.donatelife.net The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA has joined forces with Donate Life America to increase donations of organs, eyes and life-saving tissue. The Grand Lodge, Fraternal Committee is asking Elks Lodges nationwide to promote...


ELKS Drug Awareness Program and the DEA partnered up with Ray and SMOSH, for a powerful & emotionally driven campaign to bring awareness to the affects of drugs and what they will take away from youth. The video, Facing Addiction, stars the SMOSH team and Ray!...

Paradise Fire Benefit – Dec 22nd, 2018

Pictured (Left to Right) 1st Lady Jo Ann KaySteve Kay - Exalted Ruler FremontSheila Spangler - Association Vice President Bay AreaJim Saxton - Exalted Ruler Paradise LodgeAl Smith - Association Vice President North Districtand his wife - Michele Smith Fremont Elks...

Grateful Garment Project – Oct 2018

Grateful Garment Project – Oct 2018

ELKS Grant Money for CHARITY The items purchased with the $1,500.00 Grant Money are as follows. 96 Sweat Suits 36 PJs 25 Books 14 Backpacks Additional items: Toiletries from Jolene Blankets from Diane C. The attachments are photos taken at Grateful Garments Projects...

Lincoln Kinship Charity

Lincoln Kinship Charity

The Fremont Elks sponsored a BBQ in Hayward with some of the Lincoln Kinship families.  Kinship families are grandparents, aunts, family friends who are raising grandchildren, nieces, other children because the parents are unable to.  It is enlightening to hear some...

The Grateful Garment Project

Returning Dignity to Victims of Sexual Violence   January was Human Trafficking month and the Fremont Elks Lodge No. 2121’s Activities Committee wanted to spotlight this issue by educating the Elks community about sexual violence and human trafficking in the San...

Prescription Drug Drop Off Day

The Fremont Elks Present - Prescription Drug Drop off day in coordination with the DEA. On October 28, we are going to host the drop off location for any unused or expired prescription drugs at no charge. As we learned at the Elks National Convention, prescription...

ENF Grant – Veterans Welcome Home Baskets

As part of the ENF Freedom Grant, Fremont Lodge was able to provide Welcome Home baskets for those veterans who were finally able to leave the VA Hospital in Palo Alto and begin their next step towards enjoying the Freedom their helped provide for all of us. ...

Fremont Elks Dictionary Program

Fremont Elks is proud to distribute over 3,000 dictionaries to 3rd grade students in the Fremont, New Haven, San Lorenzo and Castro Valley school districts.  The Elks nationwide have partnered with The Dictionary Project to provide quality dictionaries for...

CHEMPI – Purple Pig

The Purple Pig is the fundraising arm of the California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project, Inc. (CHEMPI). The California-Hawaii Elks have raised over $116.2 MILLION since 1950 to address the unmet needs of childrenwith disabilities by developing a program of...

The California-Hawaii Elks Association CHEA 

CHEA – The California – Hawaii Elks Association is a charitable organization serving children with disabilities since 1950. With 171 lodges in 19 Districts (including the Islands of Guam and Philippines), the California-Hawaii Elks Association CHEA serves  disabled...

Support ENF – Elks National Foundation

Help Elks build stronger communities with a tax-deductible donation to the Elks National Foundation, a public, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Reform Act of 1959. Donations are payable by check, Visa, MasterCard,...

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread, catastrophic flooding and damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 is accepting financial donations to help those in need who are part of our Elks family. All donations are tax deductible...

Fremont Elks donate to the Community

  Submitted By Joan White The Fremont Elks Lodge 2121 recently donated $1,000 to the Northern California Hub of the Honor Flight Network. The goal of the group is to transport America's veterans to Washington D.C. to visit war memorials constructed in their...

Elks luncheon and fashion show to benefit SAVE

  Elks luncheon and fashion show to benefit SAVE     Submitted By Tina Fernandez   Ladies of the Fremont Elks will host "A Celebration of Women Through Fashion and Time," a luncheon and vintage fashion show to benefit SAVE (Safe Alternatives to...

Elks support Alameda County Fire Department

The fire department expressed its gratitude for helping keep the Tri-City communities safe. By Bea Karnes (Patch Staff)   NEWARK, CA — Members of the Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 gave Alameda County Firefighters a $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National...