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You can sponsor a SNUGs for a child whose parent is preparing to deploy or has already deployed. 

$25 donation pays for SNUGs to be carefully packed and shipped to the child. 

All proceeds will go to assist our Service Members and Veterans in need. 

Donate today and put a smile on their face.


Please email elks4vets@gmail.com if you don't receive a confirmation email.

What is Operation: SNUGs(c)


Our new  Washington State Elks Association program has rolled out in 2019 for WA State National Guard Military children, whose parent is going to or has already deployed.                                              

Supportive Nations Uplifting Gifts(c) (S.N.U.G.s(c)) come with a thank you card, Support Our Troops magnetic ribbon, and a coloring SNUGs page.  It also comes with information on upcoming military youth events, contact information of those you can reach out to for assistance if something comes up during the deployment, and a 'Keepsake Pouch'.  Because your littles matter during deployment

The treasured purpose of the Keepsake Pouch is for it to hold a picture of SNUGS, the Service Member and their child with an added note or letter written by the soldier, to the child.  Other keepsakes can be added, as well.   

Is your spouse in the WA National Guard and deployed?  Let us know @ elks4vets@gmail.com and we'll send information on a safe location for picking one up for each of your children.

Soon, we'll have a link set up for those who'd like to sponsor a SNUGs for a military child of a deployed Service Member

SNUGs Adventures so far.....