Catalina Mountain Elks Deliver Christmas for 20 Families

Jan Trudeau, community activities chairperson, delivering gifts to IMPACT employees Sue Dowler and Michele Santorelli.

The Catalina Elks adopted 20 children through the Adopt-a-Family Christmas program and our local food bank—Impact of Southern Arizona. Through your generous donations and with some help from the Past Exalted Rulers Association, we purchased toys, art supplies, and clothing for each of these kids. We spent $75 per child. Each child received at least five gifts to open for Christmas.

Also, IMPACT of Southern Arizona received a donation of $6,000 divided among over 35 families, which meant IMPACT was able to purchase $171.43 of additional groceries per family. Each family was provided a minimum of two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, and snacks for each of the two weeks. These meals included fresh meats, produce, dairy, and nonperishable items.