New Jersey State Elks Assocciation
Over a 100 Years of Service
Welcome to the New Jersey State Elks Association
The New Jersey State Elks Association with its 115 Elks lodges support our local communities. Through our programs we help children learn about sports and leadership, like our Soccer Shoot and Hoop Shoot contests along with our Drug Awareness programs. We also give out scholarships, one being our most Valuable Student scholarship and we also have a scholarship for children with special
The Veterans committee, since the early days of Elkdom, has always been there for our Veterans. This committee has holiday parties, picnics, bingos, ball game trips, and dinners to name a few. Remember our motto; as long as there are veterans we will never forget them.
We also support our Troops and Veterans with our Army of Hope committees assisting families who have had immediate family members called to active duty with the military reserve or National Guard. Our Army of Hope committee of volunteers will be at the ready to help families of those patriots called to serve our nation. For more than 135 years the Elks have been aiding their communities and making America a better place to live. They continue this mission of "Service one patriot's home at a time".
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Last year alone, the Elks donated approximately $320 million in cash, gifts and time to make our communities better places to live. The Elks are one of the premier patriotic and charitable organizations in the United States of America.
The Elks vow “So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” Elk volunteers visit thousands of hospitalized Veterans each year in support of both active military forces and retired Veterans. Elks furnish food, comfort care items, therapeutic items and gifts; provide recreational activities at bases and hospitals; and, stand ready to fulfill any need when called upon. Last year alone, the value of Elks’ contributions to our nation’s heroes provided more than $33.4 million to more than 300 Veterans Administration medical centers, clinics, and state care facilities, as well as to the homeless Veterans.
Annually, the Elks award college scholarships across the nation totaling more than $4 million.
The Elks Community Investment Program awards more than $8 million towards enriching our communities.
There are nearly 2,000 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership exceeding 800,000. Elks’ members must be American citizens who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God.
To learn more visit www.elks.org
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