Local Programs

Alameda Elks Lodge #1015 is dedicated to supporting a number of local charities and causes to help our community and our neighbors.  Our organization is based on service to each other and to our community.  We’re proud to support the following causes and organizations:

Veterans and Active Military

  • Annual Yountville Veteran’s Home Barbecue — Every year, we pack up the burgers and hot dogs and drive up to Yountville to serve lunch to the Veterans.
  • Package Program — We send care packages to active duty personnel who are away from home.
  • Veteran’s Day Dinner — We are proud to invite several active duty guests from all branches of the service to attend our Veteran’s Day tribute dinner every year.
  • Discounted Elks Memberships — Active duty military can apply for membership at a reduced rate.

Youth Programs

  • Alameda T-Shirt Baseball — The Alameda Elks started the T-Shirt Baseball program in Alameda and we’re proud to sponsor a program that has over 700 participants!
  • Scouting — We support both Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts with volunteers, resources and financial support.
  • Bike Safety Day — Every year, we conduct a Bike Safety Day, open to all Alameda families where kids can have their bikes checked and get fitted bicycle helmets and other goodies.
  • Hoop Shoot — The Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed. Read More
  • Youth Clubs — We support the Oakland YMCA Kids Club, the Alameda Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc of Alameda every year.
  • School Music Programs — We are proud to support the bands of Encinal High School, Alameda High School, Lincoln Middle School and Wood Middle School.
  • Alameda Spelling Bee — We support the Alameda Spelling Bee each year and underwrite the costs for winners to go on in the state competition.
  • Antlers Program — The Junior Elks Program of the Alameda Elks is called “the Antlers.” It is a chance for young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks in the many service-related projects our Lodges sponsor.  To learn more about the Antlers, please click here.
  • Americanism Essay Contest – We sponsor an annual essay contest to promote Americanism among elementary and middle school students.  This years essay theme is:  “What Makes You Proud of America”.  All information about this year’s contest along with the forms that need to be returned with the essay can be found HERE.
  • Drug Awareness Program — The Elks National Drug Awareness Program strives to teach all children and parents about the dangers of illegal drug use and prevent the abuse of legalized and prescription drugs.  To learn more about the Drug Awareness Program, please click here.

Community Programs

  • Midway Shelter of Alameda — Midway Shelter of Alameda provides safety for women and children who are suffering from homelessness and domestic violence.