The Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children
100-2629 – 29th Avenue REGINA SK S4S 2N9
306-569-3723 888-THE-ELKS (843-3557) Fax: 306-565-2860
The Personal Assistance Program pays for medical needs up to $10,000 (Canadian) per individual. Money from the fund may be used to purchase hearing aids, auditory trainers, medicine, crutches, braces, technical aids, books and many other items required by a needy child including transportation or food and lodging for children to be treated or assessed medically in Canada.
Canadian children under age 19 are eligible.
Applicants must convince a local lodge to take the application. To locate a local lodge, they should contact the organization at the address above or use the following website: www.elks-canada.org/pages/directory.htm. Income must be verified. The family also needs a letter from the child’s doctor or professional in the related field to provide confirmation of need and appointments booked. Other required information includes exact cost, duration of treatment, type of equipment recommended, etc. Ideally, families should apply before assistance is required, but when time is of the essence, proof of the expenses is sufficient.
In addition to personal assistance given to individual children through the fund, there are other programs. In 1968 the Elks and Royal Purple Deaf Detection and Development Program was launched to promote and create the best possible services for the Canadian children with hearing loss.