Distributing safety glasses to Virginia schools is a major focus of the Virginia Elks Association. The program, which started in 2008, initially supplied 3,000 pairs of safety glasses to high school students attending various technical and training centers throughout Virginia. This year, the program was expanded to include the high schools in the communities of the 32 Virginia Elks Lodges throughout the Commonwealth. During the 2010 school year, the program anticipates that 7,500 pairs of glasses will be distributed to schools across Virginia.
On Friday, July 30, members of the Staunton Elks Lodge 351 presented 1,750 pairs of safety glasses to the school division administration. These glasses will be used by students who are enrolled in career and technical education courses throughout the county. We are extremely appreciative of the generous donation by Elks Lodge 351.