Mission Viejo Elks visit House of Hope
Posted on December 13th, 2017, by Susan Keysor Espenschied
  The Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 just had the best time tree decorating with the residents of the House of Hope, a second step program for homeless women and their children. This is the Elks 4th time being invited back to participate in the program where around 20 mothers and their children call home. This amazing facility gives recently homeless mothers and women a safe place for their families and a chance to re-enter the workforce and become stable before venturing out on their own once again. Again, this year there was a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus (members Ed and Pam Mackay) along with 9 Elks Helpers (elves) who assisted in the tree decorating ceremony. “What a great group of well-behaved and humble kids they were” exclaimed Past Elks Lodge President Derek Randles as one of the children handed an ornament to a smaller child assuring every kid
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