The Cub Scouts are raising money for their new Pinewood Derby track and for pack scholarships helping those in need with scouting costs. Please come by when you see us in the lobby and pick up a Chinook Book for $25. Direct donations are always accepted and appreciated.
The Cub Scouts will be selling them over the next few months at several events.
The Chinook Books have some GREAT local coupons. Swansons, Mighty O Doughnuts, Cupcake Royal, Razzis Pizza, Ballard and Central Markets, Goodwill, as well as Washing state Ferries, 5th avenue Theater and bus passes. Thanks to all those who have already purchased them.
We Need Your help to make sure this message reaches the most kids in our community it can. Please download the PDF, print it and post at your school or community center or ???
Taproot Theater performs these plays in schools, churches, community centers and other places like the Elks and often the organization can’t afford the fees and Taproot steps in with their financial assistance program and makes sure the costs are covered and the message gets to the kids. We want to support this program. It can save lives! If you or your business can pledge any amount towards this charitable program we would greatly appreciate it.
Our 2018 Christmas Baskets for the Needy Program kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. We’ll be collecting donations for the baskets at the Lodge November 23 through December 13th. (See shopping list below. Cash donations are also appreciated to purchase perishable items).
(Photo above of all our volunteers getting ready to head out for delivery in 2017)
***VOLUNTEER OPPS FOR CHRISTMAS BASKET ASSEMBLY & DELIVERY**
DECEMBER 14TH Noonish – SORT DONATIONS
DECEMBER 15TH – 7:30 A.M. – LET THE FUN BEGIN!!
Assemble all baskets first. When they are complete, deliver baskets.
Deliver: drivers needed to deliver the baskets. Drivers need to partner with someone, no one goes solo. We will find you someone day of if you don’t have a partner.
Clean up: starts as soon as all baskets have left the lodge hall.
Those interested & available please come to the lodge on the dates/times listed above. Thank you. Johnny Muzevic/Chairman.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS provide through your generous donations, items to prepare a traditional ham or turkey dinner and toys for 50-70 families.
Collection boxes for non-perishable items will be in place Thanksgiving weekend outside the social quarters. Monetary donations check can be made at any time. Make checks payable to Ballard Elks, and note: Christmas Baskets on the check. Leave checks and cash with the bartender on duty or mail/deliver to the office.
Residual items from this program will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank on December 15th after all baskets have been confirmed delivered. THANK YOU!!!
The Ballard Elks Lodge is collecting supplies to be delivered to the Washington State Department of Veteran’s Affairs during April and May. This community effort is being paired with a $2,500 grant from the Elks National Foundation to aide vets going into housing.
The supplies needed are:
Feminine hygiene products
Cat and dog food
Toiletries, such as shampoo, razors, soap, etc..
The donation bin is located outside of the bar upstairs at the Ballard Elks.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS provided through your generous donations, items to prepare a traditional ham or turkey dinner and toys for 50-70 families.
Collection boxes for non-perishable items will be in place Thanksgiving weekend outside the social quarters. Monetary donations in the form of cash or check can be made at any time. Make checks payable to Ballard Elks, and note Christmas Baskets on the check. Leave checks and cash with the bartender on duty or mail/deliver to the office.
Ballard Elks provides through your generous monetary donations the fresh items including: turkeys/hams/fruit/vegetables/butter etc. In order to ensure that each basket has the same basic items, this year we will use funds donated to purchase the basic non-perishable goods that make up the meal. Items remaining from this program will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank on December 16th after all baskets have been confirmed delivered. THANK YOU!!!
The blood drive went really well on yesterday and our team enjoyed their time at this drive. We hope everyone had a great experience too.
Blood Drive Results:
Total Registered Donors: 27 people
We welcomed 2 first-time donors!
Units of Blood Collected: 18 units
Lives Saved: Since each donation can save up to three lives, the blood that was collected will help save the lives of up to 54 patients in our community.
Please help us share these amazing results and pass along our thanks to everyone for their contribution!
Most importantly, thank you for your efforts to recruit, promote and plan! You are as much a part of our ongoing success as the donors who share this very special, lifesaving gift.
Since you can donate every 56 days, these donors will be eligible to give blood again by December 6th. Normally, we have two blood drives a year – would you be available and interested to increase our frequency? J
Thank you again for your support to our mission!
Donor Resources Representative – North Seattle/South Snohomish
Each year, every WA Elks Lodge is sent 4 goody bags to fill, which are then sold for $5 a piece at the Dorothy Yothers 2nd Chances Scholarship table at the summer convention. If every lodge brings their 4, that’s $760 which goes towards the scholarship fund. It’s a fun and easy fundraiser. Some of the lodges fill more than those four!
We are looking for people to help fill the bags with goodies, either through donating items or taking one and filling it yourself. Snack bars, individually wrapped candies, small bags of chips, lodge pins are all examples of what we have included in the past.
If you just want to bring a box of snack bars, or a bag of candy, or… whatever you think would make a nice addition to the bags, to the Lodge, you can put it in the blue bin by the display case and we will get the bags filled! If you want to put together your own goody bag, feel free to do so! Just leave it in the bin and we’ll be sure it makes it to the convention.
We must have the bags filled by June 14th, in order to get them to the convention.
This year, they are also looking for donations for an auction. The organizer has acquired several pieces of costume jewelry for the auction, and plans on bringing a basket of goods, as well. She has suggested donations of wine or gourmet food to help us put together another basket for the auction. Or… if you have any items you would like to donate to the auction, they would be much appreciated.
Donations needed by June 14th, in order to get them to the convention.
About the Dorothy Yothers 2nd Chances Scholarship:
Open to any female over 25 years of age who plans to pursue an eligible Vocational/Technical course in the state of Washington , above and supplemental to high school or preparatory school level. All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed. This application must be filed with The Washington State Elks Association. This scholarship is not intended for women seeking Bachelors Degrees or post graduate degrees.
We are looking for motivated members to volunteer their time and enthusiasm to help out around the lodge. We have positions for everything from youth activities to community outreach to building maintenance – whatever your interest and passion may be we have something you can help out with. Please contact our Volunteer Chair – email@example.com
Some specific needs we have currently:
Elks National Foundation Coordinator
Your lodge needs a volunteer to step up and help our grant writer match grants with ideas and volunteers to make things happen. Duties include recognizing items that a grant from the Elks National Foundation can fund and working with our Grant Writer to get the funds to the right person to make great things happen and motivating someone to come up with an idea that an Elks National Foundation Grant can fund. We have a very able grant writer, now we need the go between person.
Safety & Accident Prevention Committee
Our lodge needs volunteers to create and run our Accident Prevention Program, with one member designated as Accident Prevention Manager, to continually review and implement a policy, in concert with Grand Lodge and State Association programs, to protect the Lodge from claims for accidents and injuries.
Vocational Scholarship Committee
We need volunteers to organize, promote and run a Vocational Scholarship Committee. Our state has money to give away to both graduating seniors and adult reeducation that simply does not get used. You will be creating this committee from the ground up and figuring out how to make it work but how cool will it be to GIVE AWAY money to people in our community?
Many of us will sit down this holiday season with family and friends to give thanks for all that we have been given. Others are not so fortunate. Not knowing how you will feed yourself or your family can be heartbreaking.
Every year the Ballard Elks 827 Lodge puts together Christmas baskets containing a Turkey or Ham, sides and a toy for each child. If you would like to help with a food, charitable contribution, or even helping us putting these together and delivering them; here are the details:
Donations will be accepted up to December 16th, extra food items will be donated to Ballard Food Bank. We will sort the donated and purchased food items throughout the afternoon to be ready to put baskets together starting 7:30amDecember 17th.
After the baskets are boxed, the families receiving the baskets will be assigned to drivers for delivery (maybe as early as 10-10:30am).
If you want to help assemble the baskets please show up at the lodge at 7:30am on December 17th.
We will be making deliveries (2 people per delivery car) after 10:00am
We usually provide 50 (or more) Christmas Baskets for needy families in our communities
Food Wish List
Cranberry Sauce , Marshmallows, Evaporated milk, Candy Canes, Canned Pumpkin, Jell-O, Canned pineapple, Popcorn, Canned yams, French Fried onions, Stuffing mix, corn muffin mix, Gravy packets for ham & poultry, Canned vegetables, cream of mushroom soup
Cat/dog food (smaller bags if dry), Cat litter, Cat/dog toys,
Unwrapped toys for boys & girls
Hygiene items always appreciated
Ballard Elks provides, through your generous monetary donations, fresh items including: turkeys/hams/apples/oranges/celery/carrots/onions/potatoes/pie crusts/biscuits/butter etc. Residual items from this program will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank on December 19th.
Monetary donations in the form of cash or checks can be made at any time. Make checks payable to Ballard Elks, and note: Christmas Baskets on the check. Leave with the bartender on duty or mail to the office.
Questions / RSVP to Volunteer:
Johnny Muzevic: firstname.lastname@example.org / (206) 582-9688