Blocton Elks to Start Blocton Books

Jan 25, 2010, 13:52 ET from Elks National Foundation

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Blocton Elks will purchase classic American, Southern novels for 600 students. They will then organize and supervise book clubs and study groups revolving around the book.

Blocton Books will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Blocton Elks by the Elks National Foundation. Impact Grants are the newest addition to the Elks National Foundation's Community Investments Program. They are competitive grants designed to help Elks make a difference in their community. This year, Blocton Elks Lodge No. 710 is one of 49 recipients nationwide to receive an Impact Grant. The grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.

For more information about Impact Grants and to see a complete list of this year's Impact Grant recipients, visit the Elks National Foundation website at www.elks.org/enf/community or contact the Programs Department at ENFPrograms@elks.org or 773/755-4954.

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SOURCE Elks National Foundation



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