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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This effort has been bringing nearly 10 million dictionaries to schools and students over the past 15 years.
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
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...
RAY TEAMS UP WITH YOUTUBE STARS SMOSH!!!
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...
Welcome Home Baskets for Veteran’s – Shelving Setup and Storage
Here are (3) photos taken this Wednesday afternoon. All four shelving units are up & in place! The two ladies are part of the VA Recreational Therapy, and the fellow is the last recipient of a Welcome Basket, as well as one of our fly tying students at the Elks...
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...
Meals on Wheels – Cooler Donation
The Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 donated much needed Cold Storage Coolers to "Meals on Wheels" for transporting food from their facility to needy families.
Brunch at the Elks with Life ElderCare
Hosting seniors for a brunch at the Elks with Life ElderCare
Library books for Mattos Elementary School
Grant to purchase library books for Mattos Elementary School, Fremont, CA
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...
Aqua Adventure Water Park – Sponsorship by Fremont Elks Lodge #2121
Click to go to the Aqua Adventure Website - http://www.goaquaadventure.com/
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...
The Fremont Elks and BJ’s Brewery Restaurant Charity
September 21, 2017 - Thursday BJ's Brewery Location - 5699 Mowry Ave, Newark, CA 94560510-456-375011:00am to 11:00pm Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with your family and friends while earning funds in support of the Elks Purple Pig Project! With each...
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...
Fremont Elks Local Beautification Project w/ Home Depot
The Fremont Elks have partnered with Team Depot the charitable organization division of Home Depot, twice now for our local Major Project. Once in 2016 and once this year in 2017. Team Depot chooses a non-profit organization every year and has selected the...
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...