Cerebral Palsy affects more than 750,000 children and adults across the United States. As our state's major project, the Ohio Elks are dedicated to helping people and families struggling with the challenges of living with CP.
Cerebral Palsy Support
The Ohio Elks Association provides financial aid to established Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers. Every year Ohio Elks lodges around the state raise tens of thousands of dollars to aid CP Treatment Centers who help patients and their families manage Cerebral Palsy.
The Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund Board was created to maintain, administer, contribute and donate funds or property to any Ohio Chapter or branch of any nationally recognized or local organization in Ohio which maintains, as a function, the care, treatment, training and rehabilitation of individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
Spotlight on Ohio Elks Support: Hattie Larlham
Hattie Larlham recently recognized the Ohio Elks Association for their 46th years of support. The Ohio Elks have raised more than $304,000 for people with developmental disabilities at Hattie Larlham. The Ohio Elks Association hosts third party special events which help to fund physical therapy equipment at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio.
The Ohio Elks Association is an organization of 79 lodges and is part of the national Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE). Each state association undertakes a project that addresses an unmet community need. The Ohio Elks Association raises funds for organizations that serve people with cerebral palsy. The Ravenna, Ohio, Lodge #1076 is the sponsoring lodge that submits grant requests to fund Hattie Larlham.
“Raising funds for cerebral palsy invigorates us,” said Past Exalted Ruler Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund Board Treasurer Jeff Chapman. “You want to see people who want to work with people to make a difference. We’ve seen the enthusiasm of Hattie Larlham and feel the organization does a good job.”
2018-2019 Lodge Year CP Guidelines
This year the CP per-capita for each Lodge is $4.00 per member. Lodges need to make their per-capita in order to be considered for grants. These grants can be used to help support facilities in your community that treat children and adults with Cerebral Palsy. Please send your donations by check to the following address for the 2018-2019 year:
6026 White Oak Drive
Toledo OH 43615
If your donation is going to be used for grants then you want to put the following information on your check:
Payable to the order of: Ohio Elks CP Fund Board
If your donation is going to be used for the Endowment then you want to put the following information on your check:
Payable to the order of: The Columbus Foundation
The CP Fund Committee is here to answer any questions you may have about the State Charity - Cerebral Palsy. Please reach out to your District Chairman anytime during the year to make sure you have reached your per-capita and qualify for grants to help out your community.
Thank You for all that you do to help raise money for CP!!!