Elks Giving Back

Elmer's Gift Tree
Cranberry Lodge will be sponsoring our annual “Gift Tree” to benefit the local VOICe (Victim Outreach Intervention Center) again this year. The tree will be put up during the week of Thanksgiving and be ready for you to remove a tag and purchase a gift for a mother or child of the corresponding age and gender.

Bring the wrapped gift(s) with the tag attached and place it under the tree by December 20.The gifts will be delivered to the shelter by our “Elks Elves.” Your generosity in the past has been nothing short of amazing, and no doubt this year will be no exception.

Our members are amazing! All 30 veterans now have sponsors. Thank you to all our sponsors and shoppers for participating in this very rewarding program!

In our ongoing efforts to give back to the local community, the Cranberry Elks recently presented donations to two wonderful community organizations.

Disabled American Veterans Donation
Terry Liersaph (pictured left) presented the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) with a check for $1,500 from Cranberry Lodge.

Boy Scout Donation
Cranberry Lodge presented a $1,500 donation to our Boy Scout Troop #404 to purchase new camping equipment. Pictured in foreground (L-R), Terry Liersaph, Leading Knight and Boy Scout Liaison, and Jim Meinert, Scoutmaster. Troop 404 is in the background.

Cranberry Twp. Public Library Donation
Pat Liersaph, Exalted Ruler (far left), presents a $1,500 donation to the Cranberry Township Public Library.

Gleaner's Food Bank Donation
Glenn Eaton, Cranberry Elks Trustee (far right), presents a $1,500 donation to Gleaner’s Food Bank.

The members of the Cranberry Elks Lodge #2249 are generous in their volunteer activities and charitable donations. Take a look at how and what we've done over the past year:

Small Games of Chance
As Elks, we take pride in how generous our members are. The Cranberry Elks has donated time, gifts, food and money to many of our local organizations over the years. We support The Elks national charities as well. This past year, 2014, was no different. It’s amazing how playing the small games of chance benefits our local and national charity organizations. Following is a breakdown of where the money raised from our small games of chance has been distributed.

Small Games of Chance $ Breakdown:
  • ENF - $1,500 
  • Major Projects - $3,250 
  • Legacy Trust - $1,000 
  • Boy Scout Troop #404 - $1,000 
  • 475th Family Assist - $500 
  • Adopt-a-Vet - $750 
  • DAV - $2,500 
  • VOICE - $1,500 
  • Gleaner’s Food Bank - $1,500 
  • SW Miracle League - $1,500 
  • Cranberry Library - $1,500

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