To inculcate the principals of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share and Elks Give and Elks Live.