COLLECTING FOR CHRISTMAS BASKETS
The Elks collected cans of food from the community. They collected 1,252 cans at Santa Clara Elementary alone.
The Elks delivered 60 hams and 20 food baskets to families in need.
Thanks to Leading Knight, Leo Lange and the Angle Tree Committee (Lyn Murray, Judy Gauthier, Ellen Heger, and Kelli Bryant) the Angel Tree project was a success.
They bought gifts for 20 families (three presents each for 64 children). There were more than 200 gifts delivered.
Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington Fire Departments delivered the baskets in fire trucks, lights flashing and sirens blaring, to five of our families.
Elks along with community groups collected and stuffed 300 Christmas stockings. Santa distributed them during the Christmas Dinner held at the Episcopal Church.
LOE delivered school supplies, clothing, and gift cards from McDonalds, etc. to the Youth Crisis Center.
Video from Jim Roberts, Director from Episcopal Soup Kitchen
The Dixie Elks celebrated the Christmas holiday this year with grace – the Community Soup Kitchen With Grace that is. The Elks team coordinated nearly 100 local volunteers to come together Christmas Day to serve a decadent holiday dinner to more than 400 homeless/impoverished residents.
Led by Elk member Donna MacBean, the team was able to gather coats, hots, scarves, clothing, dresses, stockings stuffed with hygiene products and goodies, and more than 2 box trucks of toys to spread holiday cheer to locals very much in need.
The hard working team was even able to procure shuttle service to local shelter residents and other homeless families to ensure they receive a nutritious holiday meal, and that the children did not miss out on a visit from Santa!
Elk volunteers Randy Benson and Wayne Sittre had the help of an all Elks kitchen crew of “chefs” that prepared and cooked for over 40 hours!
Dawn McLain, Write It Up!