Impact Grant (Foster Care) Betty Archambault, Chair
The grant will be working with the Foster Care Program and/or those taken to the Youth Crisis Center. The children in these situations have very little of their own. Often they are moved from home to home at a moments notice. We are requesting donations of the items below. Any items donated can be brought to the Lodge office.
POSTED ON THE ELKS WEBSITE
Youth in need near St. George, Utah, Lodge No. 1743 have their own superheroes—the Elks. Through the Youth Success project, Elks reach out to four groups—youth in the foster care system; the children of young mothers trying to finish high school; youth expelled from or otherwise unable to attend traditional school; and high school students with specials needs, such as those who are homeless and those with disabilities. In addition to the nearly 100 Elks involved in the project, the Lodge rallies support from the community to help provide food, clothes, bus passes, baby supplies, and the simple recognition that the community cares. From providing birthday gifts to foster children to ensuring homeless students have warm clothes and blankets, these youth can count on the Elks to come to the rescue.
Before the Elks, the children had the bare necessities for clothes and school,” writes a foster care employee. “Now, they feel like one of the regular kids. This project has made life much happier for these children. I am very thankful and appreciative.