TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Elks held their annual fundraiser for the California-Hawaii Major Project Charity. The charity helps meet the unmet needs of children with disabilities by developing a program of supporting services to aid these children at no cost to their families.
Elk lodges around the states of California and Hawaii hold fundraising events open to other Elks and friends each year. Temecula Valley Elks No. 2801 held their annual “Kick-Off” fundraiser recently. The 12 Elk Lodges in the Southeast District of California were invited to help with this fundraising event. There were more than 80 Elks and their guests attending.
The evening started off with a dinner followed by an auction, led by Temecula member and Auctioneer, Ken Nordstrom. The Lodge prepared a number of baskets for auctioned. The Temecula Valley Lodge donated more than $2,500 to the Elks Major Project from the donations generated that evening. Some members, spouses and friends gave $52 or $100 to join the $52 Club or the Century Club.
The Lodge will continue to raise money for these children with disabilities throughout the year.