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Kansas Elks Association Donates $20K to KETCH

07/28/2010

Kansas Elks Association Donates $20K to KETCH

The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (KETCH) recently received a donation totaling more than $26,000 from the Kansas Elks Association (KEA).

The donation comes from an annual fundraising initiative spearheaded by the ladies of the Elks, a group of women associated with the KEA since 1972. Each year, for the past 38 years, the ladies hold a fundraiser for KETCH. As the KEA’s statewide project KETCH is receives the funds.

The money raised this year will go towards the purchase of vehicles. KETCH currently has a fleet of approximately 50 vehicles that are used for daily routes and to transport persons served to different activities including to and from various day programs, medical appointments and community outings.

According to the Ladies Major Project Chair, Rosie Boone, various fundraising activities were utilized such as pink ticket sales The ladies are said to have mailed out over 8,000 envelopes containing 10 tickets each. The recipient of the mailing could then make a donation or keep the tickets and be entered into an opportunity to win great prizes. In turn, the “Ladies” received $8,484 in donations.

Some of the other fundraising activities included a silent auction, various prize drawings, 50-50 jars, and a Queen of Hearts game. The Kansas Elks Association adopted KETCH as their major project in the early 1960s and
have since continued to provide board governance and monetary contributions.

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