Fremont Elks Lodge #169 was awarded a $2,000 Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant which used to partner with The Link/Interact Club –Fremont Ross High School and Wynn-Reeth MACC to make a difference in the community.
This project will form partnerships with high school students and adults with disabilities. Together a total of 40 tie blankets will be made to give to students in Fremont City schools when they suffer from any type of trauma.
Each blanket will be put in a cinch drawstring backpack. Blankets are delivered to the two elementary school social workers for Fremont City Schools to give to students when trauma has occurred in his/her life giving them a desire to think positives and have a better view on life with the comfort they will get from the love from the blanket.
The success of this project will be measured by the number of children who receive blankets over the course of this project and personally know that a child’s face has lit up by the kind act of creating a blanket to give a child a sense of hope through rough times he or she may suffer. The Grant also provides lunch for 20 participates.