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Petaluma ELKS Help Needy Children


Petaluma ELKS Help Needy Children

Pictured above: Exalted Ruler, Marilyn Bartow and Esteemed Leading Knight Wayne Wilson of Petaluma Lodge 901 presenting a check for $1000.00 to Leeanne Cadwallader, Pediatric Vision Screener, CHEA Major Project.

If ever you get dispirited about the lack of generosity of institutions in Sonoma County, take a look at what the Petaluma ELKS Lodge 901 has been up to. 

The California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc., a committee of the California-Hawaii Elks Association, has pledged its commitment to addressing the unmet needs of children with disabilities throughout the states of California and Hawaii by developing a program of supporting service to aid these children at no cost to their families and without discrimination.

Petaluma Elks 901 food drive to Salvation Army.

After the introduction of the Preschool Vision Screening program in 1965, the Elks of California and Hawaii developed the Vision Care Program in 2001 to provide emergency financial assistance for eye examinations, glasses and medical care for eligible children with covered eye conditions.

Petaluma Elks 901 has also been running a ongoing year round food drive for the Petaluma Salvation Army. In 2014 Petaluma Elks gave over 2,400 lbs of food donations to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in the community in need. That equates to 1,920 meals.