Frankfort Elks Provide 250 Backpacks Full of School Supplies

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 31-07-2018

This past Friday night, our Frankfort Elks set up shop at the Friday Night Concert Series to hand out 250 backpacks filled with school supplies. We had a great turnout, and we even had a few backpacks left over. These have been placed at local businesses, so if your child is in need of school supplies for the coming year, please check with one of our local partners, including:

  • General Rental
  • Fast Freddy’s Car Wash
  • Pic Pac Grocery
  • Staxx BBQ

You can also find backpacks at the Frankfort Simon House. Many thanks to everyone who helped distribute these backpacks, and to the generous grant from the Elks National Foundation that helped fund this endeavor!

Frankfort Elks Donate $2,000 in Groceries to Franklin County Senior Citizens

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 09-05-2018

The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center provides a number of services to seniors in our community, including an emergency food pantry. This pantry helps seniors who are having trouble covering the cost of their food during any given month. Each year, our lodge steps in to help by donating $2,000 in food and groceries. This gift was made possible through a Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation.

This year is no exception. Pictured above is Diana Rogers (left), Outreach Coordinator for the center, and Frankfort Elk Bill Moore, PDDGER (right). Also in attendance but not pictured was Frankfort Elk Sandy Moore.

This donation has become a yearly tradition for our lodge, and we’re proud to help Franklin County’s seniors in need. Want to get involved? Check out our Membership page for information on how you can become a member!

Frankfort Elks Team Up With Transportation Cabinet Employees to Keep Our Veterans Warm

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 21-03-2018

Frankfort Elks members delivered 35 gently used men’s coats, various other clothing items, and suitcases to the Veterans Clothing room at the Lexington VA on Leestown Road. This was fourth year that the Elks have partnered with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Employees “We Care” Coat Drive that is coordinated by Shannon Martin. Pictured above from left to right are VA volunteer Alfredo Miranda, VA clothing room supervisor Ana Miranda, and Frankfort Elk Sandy Moore.

This is just another example of how our members honor the pledge that Elks have made: “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.” If you want to join in on our efforts to help our veterans, find out more about our lodge on our membership page, or talk to an Elks member about joining.

Santa Claus Visits the Frankfort Elks Lodge to Deliver Christmas to 25 Kids in Need

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 20-12-2017

Christmas is a special time of year for Elks. Each year at Frankfort Lodge #530, we invite a group of underprivileged children to the lodge for a Christmas party. This year’s party was held recently, and featured 25 kids getting a visit from Santa Claus, a pile of gifts, pizza, cookies, drinks, and even a Christmas story read by Mrs. Claus.

Pictured above is Santa with a special child named Hope. If you’d like to get involved in the great work our lodge is doing, head over to our membership page, or talk to an Elks member about joining.

Frankfort Elks Deliver Dictionaries to Over 650 Third Graders

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in News | Posted on 18-12-2017

Frankfort Lodge #530 distributed 677 dictionaries, bookmarks and drug awareness ribbons to every third grader in the Franklin County and Frankfort Independent School districts, along with Capital Day, Frankfort Christian Academy and Good Shepherd Schools. Pictured above is Ms. Cracraft’s third grade class from Collins Lane Elementary along with Loyal Knight Mark Ruble and Elk member Leigh Skaggs, who chairs the Dictionary Project at Frankfort Lodge.

The Dictionary Project was founded in 1995 by Mary French of Charleston, SC. Its primary focus is to promote literacy to children in third grade as they transition from learning how to read to identifying and using information. Over the course of the program, nearly 15 million third-grade students have received dictionaries including about 2.5 million dictionaries donated in 2009.

Elks joined this movement in 2004. Nationwide they have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers as sponsors of The Dictionary Project over the last 6 years. There are 600 lodges that actively participate in the program. Along with contributing to our communities, this project is also a part of the Elks National Drug Awareness Program.

Big thanks to Bill and Sandy Moore for their support and guidance, to Leigh Skaggs for chairing this very important project along with help from Mark Ruble and Charlie Cunningham.