A charitable organization since 1868, the Elks were conceived from benevolence, are committed to patriotism, and are dedicated to serving the youth of America.
Elks sponsor the largest student athletic event in the United States with an annual participation exceeding three million.
Elks provide over $200 million dollars of benevolence each year - primarily assisting children.
Elks are one of the largest provider of student scholarships in the United States, second only to the United States Government.
Elks are one of the largest providers of drug awarenes literature to the schools.
Elks built the first V.A. Hospital and donated it to the United States government. Elks continue to support the V.A. Hospital systems and veterans.