Winfield Elks to Start Elks Assist

Jan 25, 2010, 14:42 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 Winfield Elks will recruit volunteers from local colleges and in the large community, including business sponsors, to help make home repairs in a local neighborhood. This will increase civic pride.

Elks Assist will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Winfield 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, Winfield Elks Lodge No. 732 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 or contact the Programs Department at or 773/755-4954.

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SOURCE Elks National Foundation