Charity Committee Report

 

As we begin 2018 the White Rock Elks believe that Charity begins at home. This means that we try to make a difference in our local community with charitable donations. 

White Rock Youth Ambassador

Every year the White Rock Elks sponsor a candidate. To participate, candidates must, attend school, live or work in South Surrey or White Rock. This program gets youth involved in their community and also provides a lifetime of experience. If you would like to know more about this program please visit wrya.ca.
 

BC Elks Camps.
There are 3 camps that we support:

  1. Camp Elkcanoe on the shores of Shushap Lake

  2. Camp Elkgrove in Aldergrove

  3. Camp Elkhaven near Courtenay

 

The Elks Recreational Children's Camp Society was founded to provide camping facilities in the Province of British Columbia for children who might not otherwise have a camping or holiday experience.
The camps were originally designed to accommodate groups of children with special needs. But due to demand, they are now open to any organized group of children under the age of 18. Special arrangements can be made for use of Elks Camps by groups of adults with special needs.

Elks camps are available year round at no charge to user groups. All facilities are fully accessible and include dormitories, beds, mattresses, fully functioning kitchens supplied with dishes and utensils. Indoor and outdoor washrooms are both available, and each camp has space for tenting and those wishing to "rough it".

With resident caretakers on hand to assist groups, Elks Camps are the full experience and are enjoyable for all, with over 4000 children enjoying them annually.
To arrange a booking or other inquiry, please phone: 1-888-For Elks (367-3557) or go to our website at  https://sites.google.com/site/bcelksassociation/information/children-s-camps/camp-elkcanoe

Youth Space White Rock

Youth in the South Surrey / White Rock area take on a lot in their day to day lives, like mental health issues, addictions, social isolation and boredom. The Youth Collective’s mission is to bring community awareness to these issues, and tackle these challenges headfirst. To do so, they have taken charge with an innovative project, called The Youth Space, working to address the needs of youth by building their strength and creativity. White Rock Elks are proud to be a supporter of Youth Space. Check out their web page 

https://www.alexhouse.net/youth-spacepage1image25040

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BC Family Hearing Resource Society

The BC Family Hearing Resource Society has been a charity that is very close to our hearts at The White Rock Elks - This Society serves local families with services and resources for hearing impaired children. In the past year BC Family Hearing Resource have helped 272 families - 53% of that being in the Fraser Valley. They provide services, outreach, program, training resources and many more tools to help those families that are faced with profound hearing loss. ! White Rock Elks enjoyed participating in last years walk for bright futures. If you require their services or would like to donate we encourage you to visit their website at http://www.bcfamilyhearing.com

The Walk for Bright Futures will be on Sunday May 27 2018 at Aldergrove Regional Park - Please come out and show your support for this great cause and walk with a White Rock Elk!! Click here for a pledge form 

 

Peace Arch Hospice

The Peace Arch Hospice plays a pivotal role in our community, They provide counselling services, grief support,relaxation sessions, walking groups, vigil support and outreach programs. The hospice holds a special place for the White Rock Elks as some of our members have used their services. We appreciate the hospice for providing support to families at difficult times in their lives. If you would like to learn more about supporting or donating to hospice please visit their website at 

https://www.peacearchhospice.org/

Local organizations we have donated to are:

Steel School of Irish Dancers - https://www.steelschoolofirishdance.com

907 Black Knights Air Cadets - http://aircadetleague.com/squadron/907-black-knights/ 

Spiral Dance - http://www.spiraldance.ca

Crescent Beach Pipe Band http://www.crescentbeachpipeband.com 

 
 

 

 

Judith McBride from the White Rock/South Surrey Stroke Recovery Association accepting a $1,500 cheque from Ray Hunt, President of White Rock Elks #431

 

 

 

 

BC Family Hearing Resources Society

 

 

Alexandra House representatives receiving $1,000 donation (R to L: Maxine Lamour, Kika Kung, Carmen Steynberg with Ray Hunt)

 

 

 

 

 

$400 donation to Peach Arch Hospital

White Rock / South Surrey FOOD BANK

 

Caroline's Cart co-purchase

 

 

$1,000 to Salvation Army Christmas Fund

 


White Rock Elks, 1469 George Street, White Rock BC, V4B 4A2

604.538.4016   

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