Charities

Club presentation of $130,000 check to Mayor Jason Shelton to the Tupelo Aquatic Center in honor of Elvis.

Club presentation of $130,000 check to Mayor Jason Shelton to the Tupelo Aquatic Center in honor of Elvis.

Our fan club is not only dedicated to promoting and preserving the image of Elvis and his music, movies and works in a respectful manner, but also to carry on his legacy through charitable efforts.

All funds generated by the Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club, with the exception of club expenses, have been, and will be used for charitable purposes. The selection of appropriate charities is voted on by active fan club members.

Our fan club members have donated their time and money creating a cookbook with recipes, photos and facts about Elvis. Funds generated from the sale of the cookbook have been used to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tupelo Regional Rehabilitation Center and the March of Dimes.

Our members have collected hundreds of items, which were taken to Graceland to be donated to Presley Place.

We created an annual $5,000 college scholarship for a deserving youth pursuing a music career.

We co-sponsored the local Elvis Festival, which included the tribute artist contest. We also created a military themed float for the festival parade, with Brandon Bennett as Elvis in an Army uniform.

The City of Tupelo recently completed the new memorial at Veteran’s Park near The Birthplace. The park was paid for by generous donations. Our club purchased a paver with Elvis’ name and military rank and years, with his Army photo published in the commemorative program included in the local newspaper the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

Fan Club member, Wilma White had the great idea to go before the Mississippi Legislators to request an Elvis License Plate for the State of Mississippi. Our club receives a portion of the sale price of this specialty tag. We use the funds for charitable contributions that specifically benefit children in the name of Elvis. This is the funds used to sponsor the $5,000 MS High School Scholarship fund as well as other events. Through this fund we pledged to support the new Tupelo Acquatic Center on Veterans Blvd. It was Elvis’s dream to have a swimming pool built in East Tupelo for the children of his neighborhood. The acquatic center will benefit all of the children of Tupelo and surrounding areas. We have placed an Elvis display in the lobby and a huge mural of his face on the wall. Elvis continues to give in death as he did in life, thanks to his legions of fans.

He felt the good Lord blessed him when he gave to others. For this reason he gave so impulsively. He always felt his talent was given to him as a gift from the Lord. He felt he should share that gift with others, whether through his voice or through monetary means. He gave for the joy and self-satisfaction that stemmed from giving.
-Ed Parker

Our charitable gifts to date!

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