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The Ladies of Elks auxiliary (LOE) of the Mt. Adams Elks Lodge hold a basket raffle in the month of November. They use auxiliary monies, as well as generous donations from members of the Lodge and the local community, and create four or five exceptional gift baskets, each with a different theme and each valued at well over $200. The money raised from this raffle is then used to purchase Christmas gifts for the families being assisted by the Programs for Peaceful Living. In coordination with PFPL, they receive a Christmas wish list from the unnamed families, all they know is the number of children, their ages, and what they are asking for, for Christmas. They divide up the families amongst their membership and divide the money raised from the raffle and then purchase the gifts and wrapping paper, that is then delivered to the PFPL, who in turn deliver it to the mothers they are assisting. The LOE has been assisting the PFPL on a monthly basis and providing Christmas gifts for approximately 15 years. They have been holding the raffle for approximately the last 10 years. This was their best year yet, they raised $1,919, and gifted seven families that include 20 children.

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