In 1992, the Arizona Elks adopted the Steele Center as a "Major Project". Since then, Members in lodges around the state have contributed more than $4 million.
The Arizona Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee.
Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Our motto is "Believe in what you do and it can come true".
In Arizona, Elks help children in many ways. AEMP’s relationship with 2 projects goes back for years.
We have sponsored research at the University of Arizona's "Steele Children's Research Center" since 1992 with over $5 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the "Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults" and provide funds for an endowed chair in Neonatology.
We are also very proud of our Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. We will be waiving fees for bona fide youth groups in 2016 on a trial basis
The physician/scientists take care of 28,000 sick children each year at the Steele Children's Research Center. Some of these children have simple problems, like ear infections, others with life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is to give each one of them a better chance at better health. Please consider adding your support to the research efforts at the Steele Children's Research Center - to create a healthier future for all children. For more information, please call or click 520-626-7051.
TOP 10 Reasons to support the Steele Children's Research Center
The Arizona Elks operate the Jack C, Warter Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeastern Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. These fees will be waived for most bona fide Youth Groups in 2016, so make plans early to reserve your time.
Ours is a Charity of not just alms, but thoughts, words, and deeds… We have some great examples of that this month.
AEA President Al Skorupski saw an opportunity to utilize our benevolence in a special way. When he got news that a Willcox High School Student had won a local science fair, he contacted her teacher and arranged for the exceptional young lady to tour the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center. On March 10, 2017, Willcox High School Teacher, Mr. White brought 8 students to the CRC and learned what it was like to work in a modern lab.
AEA President Al & AEMP President Ira Cohen accompanied the group as they learned of the incredible opportunities that have for a future in science. The Confocal Microscope purchased by Arizona Elks was a highlight of the tour. Al took the opportunity to explain how Arizona Elks had made such a huge impact on the Steele CRC and the future of Science and Children in Arizona.
Another example was apparent at the Sahuarita Elks 2851 Lodge meeting on March 1st when Chuck Fitch, PER, had a presentation to make. The picture here is Chuck presenting to AEMP Executive Director, Jimm Krausman more beanies for the babies in the Arizona Elks Sponsored Neonatal Unit of the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center.
More beanies, the 3 he is showing so proudly are the 12,998th, 12,999th and 13,000th beanie Chuck has crocheted for the babies at the Steele Center. THIRTEEN THOUSAND! That’s 295 skeins of yarn, over 60 miles of yarn, Chucks loving hands have knitted into beanies, for babies. 4,333 hours of knitting, $1,770 in yarn. The numbers are staggering.
Yes, ours is a Charity of Alms, thoughts, words, and deeds. The more than $6 million that Arizona Elks have raised for the Steele Children’s Research Center is just a part of our benevolence. The thousands of books, toys, blankets, and beanies are not part of that number. They are a great part of the charitable heart of Arizona Elks. The opportunity to show kids the value of their education in science is another part.
Thanks Al & Chuck, and thanks to every Elk in Arizona who has contributed their money, time, efforts and prayers to the Children of Arizona. Those in the Steele Center, those at our camp, have better opportunities because of you.
The Grand Prize for this year’s Mid-Year Raffle is a 2017 Can-Am Commander! Financial support for this great vehicle was provided by Mother Road Harley Davidson in Kingman Arizona. Just a few of the many options on this vehicle include:
You can get tickets at every Elks Lodge in Arizona and just so you don’t miss out we are sending them to every Elk in the State. The drawing will be held at the Mid-Year Convention in October (you need not be present to win!) and will include many other prizes as well. Enter early and often for the best chance to win. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Call the AEMP Office at (520) 326-0556 or toll free (888) 808-8627 if you need extra tickets! Or fill out the form below and purchase your tickets online!