Pete G. Nelson, PDD - Manchester Lodge No. 1893

Pete Nelson PDD from Manchester Lodge 1893 is shown here presenting hats, mittens, and gloves to Safe Kids Director Luis Rivera (also a member Manchester 1893) and Dr. Kevin Borrup, Dr.PH, JD, MPA, Associate Director Injury Prevention Center Connecticut Children's Medical Center  donations received for the Mitten Tree project. 
The Mitten Tree project was started by Brenda Williams SEOY also from Manchester Lodge 1893, as an extension of the CEAs Safe Kids program.
At the end of last year Brenda sat down with Luis and inquired about the needs of children who have passed through the doors of CCMC for hats, mittens, and gloves. After some discussion it was resolved that the needs of these items for the children would defintly be a welcomed gift. That was all Brenda needed to hear. The next day the knitting of mittens, and hats began. Along with her mother Janice Williams from Florida over 100 pairs of mittens, and hats were made. She spread the word of this project using our website, along with getting the news out to the membership.
Her biggest supporters were Mike and Sharon Stewart from Putnam lodge, as well as members from Manchester lodge, and Emblem Club 251. All in all there were over 500 hats, gloves, and mittens turned over to CCMC and the Safe Kids committee by the members of CEA.
There is no project to big or to small that can't be accomplished with the rolling up of your sleeves and the never ending commitment of not only Brenda, but by anybody who lives and believes in our motto. ELKS CARE/ ELKS SHARE