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Elks Lodge Fundraising Ideas

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE; also often known as the Elks Lodge or simply The Elks, is an American fraternal order and social club founded in 1868. It is one of the leading fraternal orders in the U.S. The Elks throw all kinds of fundraisers for community charities or for their own lodge, to make repairs or improvements. Fundraising is challenging but also very rewarding.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In New Jersey, the Hoboken Elks Lodge transformed into a Casino for one night as a fundraiser for the Hoboken Rotary's Scholarship Program for high school students. In Fairbury, NE, Elks Lodge No. 1203 hoped to turn its members’ unwanted items into building renovations following a two-day garage sale fundraiser. Fundraisers by other Elks Lodges include dinners, auctions, dances, trivia nights, coin blitzes and product sales.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next Elks Lodge fundraiser.


Do-It-Yourself Elks Lodge Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Elks Lodge DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Nude Calendar, Bakeless Bake Sale, Movie Night, Balloon Bust, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your lodge’s fundraiser.

Poker Run – This fundraiser attracts classic car owners and others. Charge a registration fee. Registrants pick up clues to the route where they pick up one card from a deck of cards. Box lunches are provided at the end while waiting for all cars to return. The best poker hand wins the grand prize which could be a set of tires, detailing, tune-up and oil change, etc (hopefully donated). Read more…

Lobster Races - The YMCA in New Bedford, MA, held a lobster race fundraiser to benefit its scholarship program. The race was wildly popular with spectators, who cheered loudly at times for the likes of Sweet-2-Eat, Goes Awesome w/Fries, Chicken of the Sea and Dr. Claw, some of the other racing lobsters. Read more…

Super Bowl Sub Sale - The Greenfield, Ohio, Mothers' Club, each year sponsors a Super Bowl Sub Sale fundraising event. On Super Bowl Sunday, submarine sandwiches (3 kinds of sliced meat, 3 kinds of cheese, shredded lettuce, peppers, onions, and dressing on a hoagie bun) are mass-produced in an assembly line fashion. Read more…


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