Member Programs2019-02-04T06:54:06+00:00

What We Do

The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs 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.

Veterans Services

The Elks are committed to their mission, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”

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Hoop Shoot

The Elks Hoop Shoot highlights the Elks commitment to America’s youth through their annual free throw basketball contest.

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Learn all about the Elks National Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

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Community Investments

The CIP Program invests in Elks communities through Lodge grants that help Elks meet local needs.

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Drug Awareness

Learn all about the Elks’ Drug Awareness program.

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Americanism Essay Contest

Read information about the Elks’ Americanism Essay Contest.

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Soccer Shoot

Read all about the Elks Soccer Shoot program.

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