Rotonda Elks Lodge #2710 used their $2,000 from the Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant and the $2,000 from the Florida State Elks Association’s matching grant to help C.A.R.E., the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies. Their mission statement is “to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes in Charlotte County. C.A.R.E. works to create safety in our community by helping survivors and by promoting nonviolent and healthy relationships by education and example.” Lodge members’ spouses shopped for women’s and children’s clothing for the center’s clients.
Carol Stuppleben, Sharon Linton and Becky Kelly, spouses of Rotonda Lodge members, shop for clothes to donate to the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies using the Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant and the FSEA matching grant.