teddy bears to the Deming Police Department.
The dictionaries were distributed last week as part of the Elks National Dictionary Project– a project funded, in part, through money raised by the lodge’s weekly bingo on Monday nights.
And the 20 teddy bears were donated to be used on police calls involving young children.
Reportedly, the bears have a calming effect when given to children involved in traumatic situations.
Exalted Ruler George Torres said charitable activities are what the Elks are all about.The Elks also participate in Coats for Kids, Shop with a Cop, and various other youth and veterans events.