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Chandler Elks Riders donate supplies to 3 schools

September 14th, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Chandler Elks Riders donate supplies to 3 schools
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The Chandler Elks Riders raised money over the summer to bring about $3,000 worth of classroom supplies to three Chandler Unified Title 1 schools where children from low-income households comprise a significant percentage of enrollment.

With the help of a 50/50 raffle, the motorcycle club also raised money by adding a collection box in the lobby of the Chandler Elks Lodge and also received a $300 donation from another motorcycle club.

The donated money was used to purchase crayons, pencils, notebooks, writing paper, backpacks glue sticks and other supplies.

On Aug. 19, Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 Exalted Ruler Taleen Carpenter, Elks Riders President Terry Mickelson and Vice President “Mags” Bohner delivered the supplies to Hartford, Galveston and San Marcos elementary schools.

Additionally, each enrolled third grader was given their own English-to-Spanish dictionary courtesy of the Elks Lodge’s Americanism program.

The Chandler Elks Riders, formed in 2014, promote the spirit of Elks lodges everywhere and demonstrate the Elks’ principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity. Their main goal is to raise money to support their local lodge and state Elks charities.

Members of the group, part of Chandler Elks Lodge #2429, have a soft spot for anyone in need, including children, veterans and others who could use a boost financially or emotionally.

Chandler Elks #2429 is a private club. Membership has two requirements: You must be an American Citizen that believes in God.

For more information contact: Terry Mickelson at 602-448-1027 or elkriders@chandlerelks.com. Information: chandlerelks.com.

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