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Mission Statement of the Order:

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a non-political, non-sectarian and American fraternity that donates approximately $200 million every year in cash, gifts and time to make our communities better places to live.  The programs involve assistance to children with disabilities as well as physical and occupational therapy programs for adults.  They support Scouting, athletic teams, grant college scholarships, administer the Elks National “Hoop Shoot”, “Soccer Shoot”, a dictionary program and the Elks Drug Awareness Education Program.   A friend of our veterans, hundreds of thousands of Elks and their families have given generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced.   Many programs are offered to keep them true to their pledge: "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."   The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities demonstrating that Elks Care ~ Elks Care.

Elks National Foundation Mission:

Helping Elks Build Stronger Communities

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow's leaders, our youth, with lifelong skills; honor the Elks pledge to never forget our veterans; help the state Elks associations accomplish their charitable objectives and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

Like all Elks, the Foundation values the belief that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Donations to the Foundation help us fund programs that match our cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity and community.