Ways We Support People with Disabilities
Through our Community Outreach Committee and with our Lodge Charity funds, we make donations that assist individuals with disabilities and organizations; and our Lodge participates in several disability related events each year. Every April San Rafael Elks support the Friendship Club Carnival at Redwood High School and their one day event for all high school students and their families.
Donations are made to families or individuals with specific requests for mobility assistance, in-home care, or other needs to assist in creating a comfortable environment for those who struggle.
Annually the Board of Trustees makes contributions to specific organizations working with children and adults with disabilities. We also donate our lodge space on a weekly basis to several groups that work directly with adults who are learning life skills. One program is run through Opportunity for Independence, a local 'day program' for adults with disabilities.
San Rafael Elks also host The Arc of Marin, a day program for adults, to learn kitchen skills, event planning, administration and life skills on a weekly basis.