It’s that time of the year again, as the Fairfield Elks lodge is asking hunters to donate their deer hides as part of the The Elks Veterans Leather Program. The program relies on the charity of hunters across the nation to donate hides so they can be turned into leather used for therapy programs for recovering veterans. The Leather is also used to provide professionally-crafted gloves for veterans in wheelchairs, which are distributed at veterans adaptive sports clinics and gatherings throughout the country.
Each year, thousands of Elks assist with this program, offering their time and energy. Their gifts help to create thousands of gloves and therapy kits provided to veterans at no charge. There are currently 9 drop off locations in and around Jefferson County.