Proposed Elks Lodge of Elizabethtown
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Kentucky Elks Association are proposing a new Lodge to support Elizabethtown and surrounding communities. For additional information or to become a founding (charter) member, please contact the Organizing Chair, Elizabeth Harbolt @ ElizabethHarbolt@gmail.com or 502-345-3282.
Here are some of the program the Elks will bring to the Community:
Elks Drug Awareness Program (DAP) - Helping youth grow up strong and health and drug free. Elks National Drug Awareness Program - the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. We are very proud of our dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to this most noble cause.
The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment.
Elks National Veterans Services Program (ENVSC) - Serving local community veterans needs. Elks pledge "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them." The Elks National Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and promises service to our nation's veterans and military members, with a special focus on service to those in need.
Scholarships - Service. Leadership. Academics. Our Elks scholar family is 17,000 strong, with 3,000 active scholars attending 65 unique U.S. institutions.
Hoop Shoot - Through the Hoop Shoot program, the Elks been developing and reinforcing grit for nearly 50 years—long before researchers and experts concluded that grit is so important for our children. Just listen to the parents and contestants in these videos. They’re talking about grit.
Community Investment Program - The Community Investments Program is that army. Since the Community Investments Program began in 2005, we've funded more than 27,000 grants to help Lodges build stronger communities. Elks use grants to combat food insecurity, support people experiencing homelessness, serve veterans and military members in need, and to promote youth community service. When the program began in 2005 with a budget of $350,000, we never imagined that budget would nearly quadruple in just over a decade. Now, as our largest program, the ENF invests nearly $15 million in the Community Investments Program to help Elks build stronger communities.