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Community Investment Program Grants

Congratulations to Royal Oak-Detroit Elks Lodge #34 for providing three Community Investment Program Grants to exemplary community service organizations in February 2022!

The Elks Spotlight Grant

The Elks Spotlight Grant is available to shine a light on pressing issues facing American communities, including Covid-19 relief.

Royal Oak-Detroit Elks provided a $2,000 Spotlight Grant to Piquette Square for Veterans, located in Detroit, Michigan. Piquette Square for Veterans operates a 150-unit apartment project in Detroit to house and care for homeless veterans. Piquette Square also provides comprehensive support services to help veterans develop self-sufficiency and reintegrate into the community.

Piquette Square for Veterans – https://www.swsol.org/piquette-square-for-veterans/

The Elks Gratitude Grant

Lodges are encouraged to donate the Elks Gratitude Grants to community partners with the greatest need and are equipped to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations.

The Elks Gratitude Grant is available only to Elks Lodges that met the 2020-2021 Elks National Foundation (ENF) goal. Elks Lodges in which 15% of membership donate at least $10.00 per member to the ENF in 2020-2021 membership year, are eligible for an additional $500.00.

Congratulations to Royal Oak-Detroit members! Through your generosity, the Royal Oak-Detroit Elks were eligible for a $2,500 Gratitude Grant! Don’t forget to make your 2021-2022 ENF donations before March 30, 2022, so that we are eligible for this grant next year!

Royal Oak-Detroit Elks provided a $2,500 Gratitude Grant to Vets Returning Home, located in Roseville Michigan. The goal of Vets Returning Home is to end chronic homelessness among veterans in our communities, addressing the “total veteran “needs, including employment readiness and training.

Vets Returning Home – https://www.vetsreturninghome.org/

The Elks Beacon Grant

The Elks Beacon Grant can be used for new or ongoing, Elks-led charitable activity.

The Royal Oak-Detroit Elks partnered with Focus: HOPE and, in addition to providing a $3,500 Gratitude Grant to the Food for Seniors program, provided a crew to assist with packing over 400+ food boxes for distribution to program participants. Many thanks to Royal Oak-Detroit#34 members David Fett, Anne-marie Rousseau, Jill Kosters, and Ferndale #1588 members Jeff Collick and JoAnne Thompson for taking time midweek to volunteer.

Each month, over 42,000 seniors across four Michigan counties rely on food from Focus: HOPE to supplement their grocery budgets. Focus:HOPE relies on hundreds of monthly volunteer hours to assemble food packages for low-income seniors and deliver food to homebound older adults

Focus Hope – https://www.focushope.edu/

The New CIP Program Year starts April 1, 2022! Please contact the Secretary if there are programs you would like the Royal-Oak Detroit Elks to support in the 2022-2023 program year!

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