Volunteer opportunities exist for students seeking community service hours. Volunteers are needed on the first Wednesday of each month, when the Elks hold their monthly dinner. In addition to gaining credit for community service hours, dinner is provided to all volunteers. There is a monthly need of 4 to 6 volunteers per dinner. Please contact the Elks’ main off for details regarding student volunteer opportunities. Web site = www.brandonelks.org
At the Brandon Lodge, we support our local community by supporting the Brandon Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) with school supplies for children that could not afford them and food donations for needy families. We have a teenager of the Month, during the School Year, providing them with Savings Bonds to help in their college education along with giving Scholarships. We currently have an Adopt-A-Vet program to benefit the veterans in the James A Haley Hospital as well as Liberty Manor in Tampa, Florida. The first Wednesday of every month a free dinner is provided to these vets in our lodge. Every Sunday in February, we transport the Veterans to Chapel. In December, we adopt families that would not have a Christmas without us.Our Ladies Organization, the B.L.O.E. (Brandon Ladies Of Elks) work hard to help support the Elks. They purchase many articles needed in the Lodge and the Lodge kitchen along with supporting many charities in the area. They give four college scholarships each year and send 10 children to the Florida Elks Camp that would not be able to attend camp without assistance. In addition they provide Food Gift Certificates to the families that Elks adopt at Christmas.
By Steve Nickerson|
2016-05-23T12:09:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Brandon Elks monthly dinner – volunteers needed