Canyon Elks Lodge #2887 was started Apr 2, 2022 in Canyon, Texas by a group of men and women who wanted to make their community a better place for everyone, especially our Veterans and their families, those with Special Needs, and the youth that will soon grow up and become a part of the place where they live and work.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was started by 15 men in 1868. Since then, scattered across the United States, there are more than 750,000 members and a 150+ year history. With a network of nearly 2000 lodges in communities all over the country, Elks are a generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans, and more.
An important facet of the Elks is the Elks National Foundation. Becky Shaw is our very first ENF chair. She heads up all the fundraising for this important program.
There are several grants available to anyone who qualifies through the Elks National Foundation. Included are Beacon, Gratitude Impact, Freedom, and Spotlight Grants. These grants are used by Elks to help relieve the poor, distressed or underprivileged; advance education or science, but not through scholarships; lessen the burdens of government; lessen neighborhood tensions; eliminate prejudice and discrimination; combat juvenile delinquency.
The mission of Canyon Elks Lodge #2887 and the Canyon ENF is to help build a stronger community in Canyon by investing in where we live and work. Our goal is to help youth develop lifelong skills, send them to college, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and support the charitable work of the state Elks association.
So far, Becky and her crew were able to raise hundreds of dollars at the July 4th Celebration in Canyon by selling raffle tickets for a freezer full of meat. The raffle was won by a local man who needed it badly to help support his family. Canyon Elks #2887 were happy to have provided this much-needed food and freezer. The money will be used to help support the Canyon community. More raffles and fund-raisers are planned in the coming months. Go to www.canyonelkslodge.org for more information about how to contribute to Canyon Elks #2887 Elks National Foundation.