Your Escondido Elks Lodge is again collecting items to give away at Christmas time for the less fortunate.
We have three open containers in the entrance way of our Lodge for collecting the following:
1. Items for the Veterans Administration — there is a list of items which includes such things as toiletries, cosmetics and clothing.
Some items especially appreciated are reading glasses, shampoos, conditioners, disposable razors, etc.
Some of the first items that we have already received is an entire box of unused tooth brushes plus several adult diapers.
By the way, the clothing items do not need to be new but they should be newly washed and still serviceable.
However, only new socks & underwear can be accepted.
2. We are also collecting food items for Interfaith: Such things as canned goods —if they are not past their “best if used by” date
— plus any other unopened food items.
3. In still a third container we are collecting “Toys for Tots”. Because of the times we live in the toys have to be new — unopened & unwrapped.
Remember that “Elks Care & Elks Share” — particularly at this most joyous season of the year!