Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Music teachers will use the donations to purchase instruments and music.
Music teachers will use the donations to purchase instruments and music.

The Greenville Elks Lodge recently donated $1,000 each to three Greenville County Schools through the Music Club of Greenville.  The donations to the music teachers from Crestview Elementary, Hollis Elementary and League Academy are specifically designed to purchase new and improved music instruments for students.

"As important as reading, writing and math are to the success and growth of our youth, the Greenville Elks believe a well-rounded education includes the arts," said Greenville Elks Lodge President David Loudin. "That’s why we believe contributing $3,000 to the music programs of these three Greenville County schools is so important."

In 2012, The Music Club of Greenville awarded $11,000 in scholarships, donated over $100,000 worth of used instruments refurbished for our schools, and, with the help of our community partners, directed over $24,000 in Community Grants into the music education programs of our local schools.

As a national organization and through local chapters, the Elks provide youth programs, including the annual Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot competitions, the Americanism Essay contest, the Dictionary Program, the largest anti-drug program in the country and the largest scholarship program for high school seniors with awards in excess of $3.3 million a year.

(News release courtesy of Greenville Elks Lodge)
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