Elks for Children’s Hospital

The Elks for Children’s Hospital partnership between Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington State Elks Association began in 1926 and still continues today. The bond of these two entities and the care of the Elks has given hope to children in our region for more than 93 years.

The Elks for Children’s Hospital Committee is a standing committee of WSEA that has contributed more than $1 million to Seattle Children’s Hospital. We are listed as a Hero for Hope and included in the Rock Wall at Seattle Children’s main campus.

100% of funds raised through the Elks for Children’s Hospital program are donated to Seattle Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ uncompensated care program. No child is ever turned away for treatment because of lack of funds.

WSEA also participates in the Children’s Network Telethon, selling pledge cards, and assisting the Children’s Hospital Foundation whenever we can. Major Elks for Children’s Hospital events include Elks Day and ExtraLife.

You may contact the Elks for Children’s Hospital Committee chair, Jim Howes, at jimelk10@yahoo.com or 206-779-6815.

Elks Day

Extra Life

Other Ways to Get Involved

Recent News

Posted on:
  • February 11, 2020

  • - Join us for a tour of Seattle Children's Hospital "Building Cure" on March 5 at 11:30am! ... Read more




Posted on:
  • February 7, 2020

  • - If you cannot attend this year's Elks Day (Feb. 8) in person, you can stream the event online via WebEx. ... Read more




Posted on:
  • February 5, 2020

  • - There are many families that receive help from the financial assistance program at Children's Hospital entitled Uncompensated Care.  My family was one of them.  As a mother of a nine-year-old who was rushed to Children's with juvenile diabetes, I was overwhelmed first with the disease, the educational programs offered by the hospital, medications, and the… ... Read more