Grants are available to all lodges. Vancouver applied and received $2000 with instruction to use it in the community. No strings attached. The decision was made that we should apply the $2000 to provide for students whose families were not in a position to purchase their school supplies. With our sleeves rolled up we got 50 back packs, stuffed them with all the necessary supplies for the new school year, and even socks for their little toes.