The mission of the Kentucky Elks Association’s State Major Project, “Kids with Cancer,” is to provide pediatric cancer patients with a recreational camp experience that allows them to enjoy ‘just being a kid’ without the restrictions normally associated with their disease and treatment. The camps focus on the values that Elks members support, including citizenship, family values, teamwork and responsibility, community and giving, respect, fairness, and tolerance. It is the belief that each camper will hopefully leave camp with a life-enhancing experience and a concrete example of the “Elks Care, Elks Share” philosophy. The Kentucky Elks Kids with Cancer project shall also provide emergency grant funds to provide necessary equipment and services, in the absence of an outside funding source, that enable the independence of these patients.
The Kids with Cancer project also offers $500 yearly grants to any child that incurs co-pays for medical services, prescription drugs, medical equipment or supplies. These requests are submitted by hospital social workers or oncologists.
If you shop at Amazon or Kroger, please consider signing up for their charitable programs that donate money directly to the Kids with Cancer project.
Kroger’s Community Rewards program donates money to our major project based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! To sign up, visit Kroger’s Community Rewards website and designate “KY Elks Assoc Kids with Cancer” as your chosen organization. You can also use our Organization Number, 60119.
You can also support Kids with Cancer through shopping at Amazon Smile. Head over to Smile.Amazon.com and designate the “Kentucky Elks Association Kids With Cancer Charitable Fund Inc” as your preferred charity. Once you’ve done that, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our Kids with Cancer fund.