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
Congratulations to this year’s class of honored Pilgrims! Ceremonies are already being planned for around the state. To all honored Lodges and new Pilgrims, congratulations again!
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
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
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
Louisa, VA – On July 28 2016, the Women of the Moose of the Louisa Chapter 1850 presented a lifesaving Ballistic vest to Officer Lynn Marshall of Louisa County. We are happy to announce that the vest was a perfect fit. It was heartwarming to see the gratitude and appreciation that Officer Marshall showed. To the members that helped this happen, thank you! It was a very happy moment!
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On June 16, 2016, The Williamsburg Moose Lodge #757 held a fund raiser for Child Development Resources. Child Development Resources started in 1965 as the Williamsburg Preschool for Special Children and it now, as Child Development Resources (CDR), serves approximately 1000 children and their families each year. CDR has a comprehensive set of resources for physicians, teachers, and parents in the Williamsburg area. They believe that the future of America lies in the children of today. By providing early intervention services and making affordable, high-quality early care and education a priority, we are helping to ensure that the children of today grow up to be productive citizens of tomorrow.
So on June 16 2016, the lodge presented Betsy Edwards of Child Development Resources a check for $3,000.00 that was raised by the members. We want to thank each member that helped in this effort to help children and parents in need. Click on photo for larger image.
Floyd, VA – Mr. Dale Moran, Governor of the Floyd Co. Moose Lodge and Eddie Worth of The Safe Surfin Foundation presented lifesaving Ballistic vests to Sheriff Brian Craig and SRO officer Gary Scott with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office.
Floyd Moose Lodge paired with the Safe Surfin' Foundation, an Internet Safety educational organization, in the "Protect the Protectors" initiative which raises funds to supply law enforcement with needed ballistic vests.
Due to agency budget cuts throughout the state of VA and the country, over 200,000 law enforcement officers are sent out into the field without ballistic protection.
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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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