A $2,000 “Gratitude Grant” from Fullerton Elks Lodge #1993 has allowed about 20 children from WTLC’s shelter program to experience a summer they will long remember.
The children, ranging in age from 3 to 17, had the opportunity to go on outings to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
“All of these locations are not only fun, but educational,” said Karen Edmonds, an Elks member who wrote the grant proposal and is the wife of Walt Edmonds, Exalted Ruler of the lodge. “We are trying to make a big difference with just a little money.”
The trips were made possible through a grant earmarked to aid children in need. It was part of the Elks National Foundation (ENF) Community Investment Program that invests in worthy causes in communities throughout the United States.
“ENF wants lodges like ours to get grant funds out into our local community,” Edmonds said. “We are a charitable organization capable of doing great things.”
The day trips were taken in June July and the first part of August. “I sold it to our members, as a way to …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce