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Glendale Elks Raises Funds for Disabled Youth

Members of Elks Lodges throughout California and Hawaii have contributed more than $1.7 million this year to be used for treating children with disabilities.

“We are pleased and proud that members of our local Elks Lodge were so generous with their dollars and time in this important undertaking,” said Ruth McNevin, exalted ruler of Glendale Lodge 1289 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Since 1950, a total of 94,155 members from California and Hawaii have turned over more than $140 million to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc., which administers the nonprofit charitable corporation.

The funds are devoted solely to providing vision screening and therapy treatment to children with a broad range of disabilities. Without the Elks donations, many of these children would not receive such treatment.

The raising of funds to aid children with disabilities is just one of the many philanthropic and patriotic projects that mark the Elks’ contribution to our community.

First published in the June 15 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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