Las Vegas Elks Lodge #1468 is dedicated to supporting its local community with 100% of the money raised from rodeo ticket sales goes to these charity organizations  - more than $4 million since 1934! The 2015 Helldorado Days event is supporting specific charities on specific days, allowing a greater impact to be made each evening. This year our dserving philanthropic partners include:


Thursday May 14 Animal Foundation- Learn More!  Bring an item to donate and receive $2 off!

The Animal Foundation operates and manages an 8-acre Las Vegas campus that houses a multitude of services and provides a refuge for more than 40,000 lost, unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals every year. To eliminate the tragedy of pet overpopulation, The Animal Foundation believes community is essential, education is empowerment and action is everything. Their mission is to inspire, educate and empower people to join the fight against pet overpopulation.

 Friday May 15 Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada – Learn More!

People need to know that someone cares about them and the Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Clubs offer diverse activities: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, The Arts, Sports Fitness and Recreation, and Health and Life Skills. Their mission is to provide every child with equal access, hope, and opportunity.

 Saturday May 16 Shade Tree Shelter – Learn More! Grab a coupon at the parade and receive $1 off!

For 25 years, The Shade Tree has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the largest and only 24-hour accessible shelter of its kind in Nevada, The Shade Tree provides help, healing, and hope to more than 6,000 women, children and their pets each year. Their mission is to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.

Sunday May 17 Project 150 – Learn More!  Bring an item to donate and receive $2 off!

Project 150 started in December 2011, when they learned that the Clark County School District has an overwhelming number of homeless teenagers attending school. The issue was highlighted in a local TV news report that focused on 150 homeless students attending Rancho High School – exposing the seemingly hidden reality for over 7,500 students in the Las Vegas Valley. Their mission is to offer support and services to homeless high school students in the Las Vegas area so they can stay in school through graduation and learn the life skills necessary to be successful.


The Elks Lodge #1468 donates to and work with many organizations and programs year-round including:

  • 3rd Grade Dictionary Program - distributing almost 4,000 free dictionaries to local students
  • Scholarships are awarded to area high school seniors each year
  • Host the largest Christmas party in the state for kids with Muscular Dystrophy
  • Families with children with medical needs
  • Scholastic Trap Shooting Kids 
  • Boy Scouts/ Girl Scouts 
  • Susan G. Koman Foundation 
  • Sun Youth Camp 
  • UNLV Rodeo Team Scholarship Program 
  • Child Haven
  • Youth Sports Teams  
  • Youth Groups for Educational Travel  
  • Disabled Veterans Groups  
  • Homeless Vets 
  • Elks National Foundation  
  • Opportunity Village 
  • Children of the National Guard
  • Creation of a Veterans war memorial
  • Injured Police Officers Fund 
  • Safe Haven
  • Man Up Crusade- Campaign Against Domestic Abuse

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