Niles Elks: Supporting Our Community

A fraternal organization dedicated to supporting
veterans, children, people with specials needs and
community organizations.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller


– A fraternal order with hundreds of thousands
  of members and a 150+ year history.

– A network of nearly 2000 lodges in
  communities all over the country.

– A generous charitable foundation that each 
  year gives millions in scholarships, an
  inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and


This Fraternal Order was founded “To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship.”


Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life.

OUR VOLUNTEER activities

Niles Elks pride themselves on being active in the community — not only through our events but also individually. The organization as a whole is involved in many aspects of life in Niles, Michigan, from supporting youth sports teams, area schools, debate teams, computer competitions but also individual with special needs, veterans and also families in the area in need. We have many opportunities for our members to get involved.

Through fundraising and grants from Grand Lodge, the Niles Elks support the community with activities and events that benefit individuals in need. Our mission is to help people and organizations that need additional support through an organization like ours.

Sunday Funday for Our Friends With Special Needs

Sunday Funday takes place on the 4th Sunday of every month. We invite individuals with special needs to join us for food, crafts and bingo and our annual Sundapalooza Festival!

Christmas Gift Baskets For Families In Need

Through tremendous team effort and the support of stores in the community the Niles Elks lodge has delivered an average of 76 food baskets to families every year. Each basket has an approximate value of $65-$85 depending upon the size of the family.

Tri-Annual Dinners For Veterans & Their Families

In 2020 the Elks Lodge will begin hosting triannual dinners for verterans and their families in our communities. 

Southside Prom & Graduation 
The Niles Elks has hosted prom for high school students with special needs at the Lodge since 2010. We also host a graduation party at Southside School to celebrate those that are moving onward and upward. We have a close relationship with the school and work with them regularly to help them meet their student needs. 

PROGRAMS & events

16 MAY

Grilled Half Chicken Dinner Fundraiser!

Pick-up or delivery options available. Dinner includes half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and dinner roll — all for $9.00!  Pre-ordering suggested. Text or call when you arrive for delivery to your car.


Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza

We have no idea when this is going to happen but when we are given the go-ahead — we are going to have a huge “Welcome Back” party for our members. Stay tuned.


Candy Egg Hunt For The Community

Can you say “plastic eggs stuffed with candy”? — because we’ve got them. We are still planning on having an Egg hunt as soon as we are given the all-clear. We’ll post more here when we know more.