The local Elks members, in conjunction with the state Elks Association Cerebral Palsy Commission, presented an iPad and case, valued at over 800-dollars to a local girl with Cerebral Palsy and developmental delays.
Officials say the iPad, which uses touch technology, will help Lynette Von Tress with her school work.
The Elks members also presented a six-thousand dollar check to Deming Dust Devils Gymnastics to replace mats at the gym.
Lisa Perez, a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, said gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available for children with Cerebral Palsy.
She said it incorporates strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline.
The Deming Dust Devils organization reportedly offers special needs youth the opportunity to develop agility, flexibility, muscular endurance, static and dynamic balance, and conditioning, which improves the children's overall health and self-esteem.