The Fairfield Elks Lodge recently donated $1,000 to Operation Hope, the town's homeless shelter, during its annual grant program.

Fairfield Elks President Frank C. Chizmadia gave the donation to Charlie MacDonald, the shelter's board chairman, in a ceremony at the Fairfield Police Department.

The local lodge, which receives awards from the Elks National Foundation, also recently gave $1,000 to the Fairfield Police Athletic League and $1,725 to the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board for refurbishment of the Beanery, the local high school dance and recreation center.