Local Elks Lodge #1581 donates money to Aiden’s Closet

“Elks Care-Elks Share” is the motto of Elks all over the nation.Borger Elks Lodge #1581 recently upheld the motto in presenting a check for $1,000 to Aiden’s Closet. Aiden’s Closet is located in the OB/GYN department at Golden Plains Community Hospital in memory of Aiden Marshall, son of Cody and Monica Marshall. Aiden’s Closet is stocked with needed items of a newborn and distributed to parent(s) who cannot afford the necessary items to take their baby home. Aiden’s Closet exists because of donated purchased items or monetary donations.Annually, each Elks Lodge in the state of Texas is allocated money from Texas Elks Children’s Services, to give back to children in the community. The Special Grant Program money is derived from donations to Texas Elks Children’s Service, local membership and Lodge Sweetheart fundraisers.The Special Grant Program is designed to help a child whether they have a special need or helping parents with travel and lodging while traveling to distant medical facilities.This is the second grant Borger Elks Lodge #1581 has granted this year with two more pending before March 1, 2012. Allocations will be funded again in June 2012.“We are so proud of this special program in allowing us to give back to our local community. It’s truly a blessing to give,” Pam Trout, Special Grants Program Chairman, said.“We love doing what Elks do best – ‘Elks Care – Elks Share’.”