Alongside reputable organizations, like
Marine Toys for Tots, Archadeck owners take part in yearly efforts to help less-privileged
families and children in foster care experience the true spirit of Christmas
– by giving.
— Dedicated community volunteers.
Each year, Mesquite Elks Lodge members participate in festivities and functions
that ensure that local children receive Christmas joy by way of hundreds
of gifts and holiday meals fit for royalty. During their annual Christmas
celebrations, dozens of less-fortunate Mesquite families will be able
to sit for a hot meal while the children await the arrival of Santa. The
children are given the opportunity to sit with Santa for photos and receive
gifts from a giant room of donated toys. In addition to the actual Christmas
party, Mesquite Elks Lodge members donate toys to hundreds more children
in the community, who would otherwise not experience the magic of the season.
— Boxed Christmas meals include: turkey, ham, fresh veggies, and more!
Our own Mike Jacobson is the long-standing Christmas Coordinator for the
Mesquite Elks Lodge. Mike says,
“This event is the reason I joined the Mesquite Elks Lodge. I’ve
been in charge for 15 years now and I’ve been here so long even
my grandkids love to come and help.”
During the 2019 Christmas season, Elks Lodge members raffled off dozens
of bicycles each of their Three Nights of Giving celebration.
As members of the local chapter of the Elks organization, we contribute
to the Mesquite community in support of Veterans’ causes such as
the local VA hospital and hosting the Veteran’s Day luncheon for
local Veterans. Members give to local senior citizens in need with food
drives and delivery.
— Memorial Day celebration and senior citizen food drive.
We care, we share
We host and participate in causes for children, not just at the holidays,
but all year long. Elks Lodge members participate in anti-bullying rallies
and raising funds to host less-fortunate families. We also raise funds
for a special-needs camp in the summer. In addition, we fund an annual
grant to help one family each year with special needs (such as hearing
aids, special needs tricycles, and other general equipment to assist them).
We also promote drug awareness and the happy, healthy lives of children
– the lives all children are entitled to.
Elks Lodge members contribute to college scholarship and financial aid
programs. We reward exemplary services of first responders with Policeman
of the Year and Fireman of the Year Awards.
As members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA, we
hope to always be in support of our community, answering the needs of
children, teens, and adults in our area. We are proud of our community,
and we are dedicated to its citizens.