The Santa Clarita Elks Lodge # 2379 gave more than 3,500 dictionaries to third graders in the Saugus, Newhall, Sulphur Springs and Agua Dulce School Districts.
‘This has been our most successful year to date,’ said Karen Henke, Dictionary Project Committee Chairman. ‘We have never been able to distribute this many dictionaries to this many schools before. All of our many volunteers were left with the warmth of giving to grateful students and schools. I want to thank the members within our Lodge for their generous donations of money for dictionaries and time to help distribute them to the children. It truly has been a very gratifying year for everyone involved in the project.’
The Dictionary Project was founded in 1995, and the sole mission of this non-profit organization–which the Elks share–is to distribute dictionaries to as many third graders as possible within every state in the United States. Every year, millions of dictionaries are distributed.