Los Alamos Elks Give Back To Community

At a recent check presentation, from left, Elks National Foundation Local Fundraising Chair Ben Bouman, Self-Help, Inc. Board Member Leslie Wallstrom, LA Cares President Lyn Havel and Elks Lodge President Kirk Hollis. Courtesy/Elks


Thanks to local fundraising efforts and obtaining grants through the Elks National Foundation, Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 was able to award gifts to local programs and nonprofits for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

Recipients include:

  • Los Alamos Public Schools  received $500 to sponsor the Science Fair;
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region received $1,000 in support of the Los Alamos/Rio Arriba chapter;
  • Los Alamos Junior Golf Program received $1,000. An additional $500 was given to the Golf Junior Golf Program through the Elks, courtesy of the golf “Steak League”;
  • LA Cares, a local food bank, received $2,750 raised through grants; and
  • Self-Help, Inc., a local community support organization, received $2,750.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Through its Community Investments Program, the Elks National Foundation awards grants to local Elks Lodges to help the Elks strengthen their communities. This year, the Elks National Foundation will award $6.5 million in grants to benefit Elks communities.

As Elks, ­“we believe in Americanism, supporting veterans, building better communities, and Youth.” For more information regarding the Elks, visit elks.org or contact the local Secretary at sec.elks.2083@gmail.com.

To get involved with this or other Elks Lodge projects, email Project Manager Ben Bouman at bmbouman@gmail.com. For more information about how the Elks National Foundation invests in local communities, visit the Elks National Foundation website at www.elks.org/enf/community.


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