One of our biggest, if not the biggest, charitable endeavors is Mooseheart. MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. The school was founded in July 1913.Read More
The Virginia Moose has a deep and rich history within the Moose fraternity. We were founded in 1936 and have volunteered and donated within our communities ever since. To read more click the button below!Read More
Camp Ross is recreational facility for the kids at Mooseheart. It is a place where the kids get to get away from the grind of school and learning and get back to the land. There is no internet, no television, and lots of trees. This is a time to enjoy nature on a 150 acre facility. Camp Ross is just a hour’s drive west from Mooseheart. Camp Ross continues to be made possible by the donations and hard work of our Moose Legion members.Go For a Video Visit
The Moose fraternity supports Moosehaven through our yearly dues and donations of support. Moosehaven is a senior retirement community situated on a wide expanse of the St. Johns River in northeast Florida, the 72-acre campus has been home to members of the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose since 1922. As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Moosehaven offers independent living for seniors 65 years of age and older, and promotes an active lifestyle on a campus full of amenities and services.Read More
As Tommy Moose is one of our greatest community outreaches in our community, the Culpeper Moose lodge on December 6, 2015, donated 180 stuffed Tommy Moose animals to thirteen different first responder groups to help children deal with stressful situations. The Culpeper Moose invited the First Responders for a lunch and donations.
The Culpeper Moose donated to the following First Responder groups:
The Moose fraternity has a long history with trying to help kids in trouble. One of the ways we help is to provide our first responders in the field our Tommy Moose. Tommy Moose is a 12 inch plush stuffed animal that is given to first responders in the field to help them comfort children in traumatic situations.
When a child experiences a traumatic event like domestic violence, natural disaster, accident or otherwise Tommy Moose is there to comfort them. Our Tommy Moose program gets these comforting stuffed animals into the hands of first responders to give to children in distress.
Tommy Moose is making a difference. First responders from around the country are praising the program as successful and helpful. Our fraternity has given more than 100,000 of these friendly and comforting stuffed animals to departments around the nation.
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If you walked into the Centreville Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 19th around 11:00am, you heard BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! The Centreville WOTM hosted their children's Easter party with over 20 children who were relatives of lodge members or were visually-impaired children with their siblings. The children hunted for their "special eggs" inside the main hall. Pat Dozier did a wonderful job of organizing the Easter egg hunt for the visually-impaired children; he made the "special eggs" out of PVC that were outfitted with beepers inside. There were several rounds of egg-hunting (sighted children were blindfolded) and the children received a prize when they turned in their eggs. The Easter Bunny even showed up to mingle with everyone! A special thanks to Pat and his volunteering crew, Robin Good for making sure the Easter Bunny showed up, Earl Seay for taking pictures, and Patti Shupp-Green, Ginny Phelps, Gwen Smith, and Nancy Petty for helping me organize the party and cook. The children (and volunteers) enjoyed a lunch of chicken nuggets, hot dogs, french fries, and macaroni and cheese. A good time was had by all and we have the pictures to prove it! All of the children left with a smile and an Easter basket. For more pictures please, visit our Centreville Moose Facebook profile. Click on article image for larger picture.
On 26 April, 2016, the Women of the Moose Chapter #349 and the Hampton Moose Lodge #1514 presented its Easter Egg Hunt and pizza party for the children of the Hampton Moose. Approximately 30 children were in attendance. "It's so nice to see the kids having such a great time" said Senior Regent Wynola Rose. Each child received an Easter basket, gifts and candy from the Easter Bunny.
Since 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for hungry people throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. Their mission has been to lead the effort to eliminate hunger in our community, the Foodbank has distributed over 291.3 million pounds of food equating to over 242.9 million meals throughout our 4,745 square mile service area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack.
Thanks to the many members of the Virginia Moose Association, during the Mid-Year Convention on January 22 through 24 2016, the lodges of the association donated more than 771 pounds of non-perishable food items. Your support is going to go a long way to help those in need. In the picture, Cherie Mondrella, Assistant Director Membership, Moose International, Inc. admires Virginia Moose Association Food Drive display.
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Each year the Hopewell Moose Lodge opens their doors for a Children's Christmas Party. Marie Matlock has put together this community event for too many years to mention. The local Tri-Cities are invited to an evening with Santa, dinner and games. Every Child enjoys a chance to tell Santa everything they want for Christmas. A local Boy Scout Troop conducts a short meeting in our game room before coming over to the party. THANK YOU to the many volunteers who made this possible, THANK YOU to the Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts for the cupcake & cookie donations galore, THANK YOU to Marie Matlock for chairing this event, and THANK YOU to all the parents, for letting us be part of your special Christmas memories! Whew! It's been a busy few weeks!!!) THIS is the heart of our lodge and why "WE ARE MOOSE".
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Saturday, December 5th, was a crisp, sunny day and the hall was filled with laughter, singing, and enormous smiles at the Centreville Moose Lodge. The children's Christmas party was a tremendous success! After a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, and bacon, the Lodge's official Santa Claus showed up via firetruck to distribute presents to nearly 25 children. Every child sat on Santa's lap and told him what they wanted for Christmas. One child said "Santa, All I want is time with my family." Santa replied "Your family sounds so nice that I would like to have dinner with them." Each child received their previously requested gift and also a stuffed animal to take home with them. At the end of the party, a Santa Claus on a motorcycle was raffled off and one of the youngest children won it!
I would like to thank Ginny Phillips, Patti Green-Shupp (who served as the elf helping Santa Claus and purchased all of the gifts), Robin Good, Mary Amsden, Nancy Petty, and Jeff Elliott who volunteered their time to help out with this endeavor. It is our volunteers who make such a wonderful event possible! In addition, I want our official Santa Claus, Charlie Brown, to know how greatly appreciated he is by me, our Lodge members, and the children. Finally, I would like to thank George Barboza for supplying the stuffed animals for the party.
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Each month the Hopewell-Prince George Crime Solvers meet at the Hopewell Moose Lodge. The Lodge has offered a quiet convent location for to meet and discuss pertinent issues in Prince George County and the city of Hopewell, VA. Crime Solvers is a community-oriented program involving citizens, the business community, news media, and the Hopewell and Prince George Police Department working together in the fight against crime. The Crime Solvers Board is comprised of a group of citizens who pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any person or persons who commit crimes in Hopewell or Prince George or to the capture of a wanted person. Crime Solvers is not run by the Hopewell or Prince George County Police Department.
The Hopewell-Prince George Crime Solvers program is located in South Central Virginia. This organization serves the city of Hopewell and the county of Prince George with a combined population of 59,123. This program assists with operating a system in which citizens can anonymously report information related to criminal activity. This program works in conjunction with the law enforcement agencies for both jurisdictions.
The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. The Board of Officers have rejuvenated their efforts to donate the Tommy Moose plush doll to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers through the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers. Here we are able to reach and communicate the Tommy Moose Program with the key leaders in Prince George County and Hopewell Law Enforcement. During the presentation the Hopewell Police Department provided a testimony of a recent situation where Tommy Moose was used to calm a child during a stressful situation. Both departments have already inquired about receiving additional Tommy Moose dolls as well as setting up a recurring donation to replenish their dwindling supplies.
The Lodge opens its heart to the local community each year to give a much back as they can. Many of our members know firsthand what cancer can do to a family unit and at the Hopewell Moose Family Center 1472 we look out for each other and support this worthwhile cause.
The Hopewell Moose Lodge 1472 is part of the Virginia Moose Association, a fraternal organization of men and women dedicated to supporting the seniors and youths of our community and our Lodge. For more information about the Moose visit the Lodge website at http://www.hopewellmooselodge.com/and Moose International at http://www.mooseintl.org/.
The Moose organization maintains more than 1,800 Moose Centers across the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, providing members with family-oriented social, dining and sports activities. The Moose organization’s main endeavors include Mooseheart Child City & School, a residential community and school for children whose families are unable to care for them; and Moosehaven, a Florida retirement community for senior members in need. Children at Mooseheart, located outside of Chicago, receive the nurturing home, spiritual development and solid education they need to reach their full potential through a variety of innovative, nationally recognized educational and family-living programs.
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