Ways We Support People with Disabilities
Our Community Outreach Committee, with Lodge Charity funds, makes donations that assist both supportive organizations and individuals with disabilities. The Lodge participates in several disability-related events each year, such as supporting the Friendship Club Carnival at Redwood High School and their one day event for all high school students and their families every April. 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 if they struggle to find affordable services.
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 hosts The Arc of Marin, a day program for adults, to learn kitchen skills, event planning, administration and master life skills to live independently.