In August, the Elks Lodge #2010 of Naples, the Elks National Foundation Chairman, Frank Serrano, Exalted Ruler Tom Thomas, Leading Knight Paul Martella and P.E.R. Ray Honan were at the Manatee Elementary School in Naples donating 400 school uniforms for the second grade students.
Manatee has a high rate of children whose family income is below the poverty line. All uniforms were handed over to the school principal, Wendy Borowski and the assistant principal, Renee Hanson, to be distributed.
The smiles on the children’s faces were worth the efforts.