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

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  • May 4, 2022

  • - Although each child had only a 25% chance of inheriting the disease, all four of the Hurtado family’s four children were born with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) – a… ... Read more




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  • May 4, 2022

  • - The doors of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello are now open, and Seattle Children's Hospital is thrilled to share this video tour of the space. OBCC is a medical home for… ... Read more




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  • January 11, 2022

  • - In appreciation of your continued dedication to Seattle Children’s Hospital, all Washington State Elks are invited to the 2022 Virtual Elks Day Celebration. Join via Microsoft Teams on Saturday, February… ... Read more