Ways We Support People with Special Needs
Through our Community Outreach Committee and with our Lodge Charity funds, we make donations that assist individuals with Special Needs and to organizations supporting Special Needs; and our Lodge participates in several Special Needs related events each year. Most recently San Rafael Elks supported a Friendship Carnival hosted by the Friendship Club at Redwood High School.
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 special needs children and adults. We also donate our 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.
We also host The Arc, a day program for adults, to learn kitchen, event planning, administration and life skills on a weekly basis.