Milford Literacy was the Elks Coastal District 1st place winner of the Community Charities Grant sponsored by the Connecticut Elks Association with funds that are obtained from the Elks National Foundation.
Pictured are ER Mary Ellen Patchell, Leading Knight John Langan, CT Elks Association VP Jan Wankowicz presenting a check for $1,500.00 to Tami Jackson, Executive Director of Milford Literacy.
Milford Literacy is a non-profit group that helps new members of the community enhance their reading skills in order to become more productive citizens.
Christmas Food Baskets
Every year we raise money to buy, pack, and distribute food baskets at Christmas time to the less-fortunate in our community. In 2012 we donated 225 baskets.
Each basket contains a 5 lb ham, a bag of potatoes, carrots, apples, and onions. Then there is the cans of soup and vegetables, along with oatmeal, a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, hot chocolate, canned veggies, pancake mix, margarine, mac and cheese, jello, and of course candy canes.
It’s enough to feed a family of four for 2-3 days. In addition, our fund raising affords us to be able to host a Christmas Day Dinner to those the receive the baskets, are lonely, or in need.
There are Many Ways to Give:
- $25 donations to sponsor a basket (the bartender on duty can take your donations)
- Donations to the jars on the bar
- Buy raffle tickets to win one of many great baskets
- Volunteer your time for packing, distributing, or working on Christmas day serving dinner to those in need.