Columbus North Elks Lodge #2700 launched a new Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant project in 2018, called the “Veterans Holiday Meet and Greet”, held at our VA Outpatient Clinic in December.
The lodge purchased a variety of items including stuffed toys, daily planners, journals, healthcare items, playing cards, word find books, cards and snacks creating nearly 250 individual bags for the veterans.
An assortment of holiday cookies and coffee were also offered.
The veterans chose a bag and cookies to take with them to their appointments or home after their appointments. Our showing of appreciation for there sacrifices was received with smiles, hugs, thank-yous and tears from the veterans who participated.