The Elks Donate more than $80,000,000 (Million $) every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community minded programs in such fields as benefiting 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. 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.
To be an Elk member, one must be an American citizen, believe in God,
be of good moral character and be at least 21 years of age.
Elks Mission Statement
To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; To recognize a belief in God; To promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; To quicken the spirit of
American patriotism; To cultivate good fellowship; To perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, And to provide for its government.The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share
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