Elks Volunteers Making a Difference
Help Make A Difference
Volunteers from the Oregon State Elks Association donate thousands of hours volunteering at the Casey Eye Institute assisting patients and staffing the information desk.
Each child who arrives for surgery receives a colorful handmade quilt, courtesy of the Elks ladies around the state who sew and send them to the clinic.
The Elks also help sponsor the Casey Eye Institute's annual Easter Egg Hunt, where visually impaired children can play games, visit a petting zoo and hunt for special beeping eggs they can find by listening. The Oregon Elks also sponsor a statewide poster contest for children. Hundreds of Elks throughout the state volunteer to help screen thousands of Oregon’s preschool children for vision problems.