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
On February 17, 2018, at the Moose Legion, Winter Celebration in Virginia Beach, Moose International Director General Scott Hart thanked Williamsburg Moose Lodge #757 for their $1,000 donation which will be applied to the reconstruction of the storm-damaged pier at Moosehaven. The annual event is a gathering of Brother Moose Members who have been chosen to rise to the rank of Moose Legionnaires, and they assemble as a group within their district to be inducted into the rank of Moose Legion members. The Moose Legion group are known as the doers, the helper bee's of the lodge that makes things happen. Pictured with Scott Hart is Williamsburg's Administrator, Joe Roney.
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Front Royal Moose #829 hosted the Bikes for Tikes build night on December 16, 2017. Front Royal Brother Shawn Lucas leads the yearly effort to secure funding and donations for bicycles to be donated to area children for Christmas. 457 bikes were provided this year and distributed through our local Toys for Tots campaign. This marks the 5th consecutive year that Front Royal has hosted this event with the 2016 campaign winning the Virginia Moose Association Heart of the Community Project of the Year.
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Williamsburg Moose Lodge 757, located in southeastern Virginia, celebrated the holiday season with their annual Adult Christmas Party on December 15, 2017. In keeping with tradition, in exchange for a night of plentiful food, beverages, karaoke, and gifts of Moose coffee mugs, the lone request was that members and their guests donate specifically to the Mooseheart Endowment Fund.
A donation bucket was placed alongside the chair of Santa (LOOM 757 Brother Barry Miller), Mrs. Claus (WOTM 1755 Co-Worker Barbara Waterman) and the New Year Baby (Governor Ron Steele) as smiling adults, men and women alike, made monetary donations in exchange for a photo op with all or any of the three! Past Governor Alan Miller served as honorary Elf of Ceremonies throughout the festivities. Administrator Joe Roney and Social Quarters Manager Lindsey Vance kept the funds on the upward flow by visiting the Grinch clientele that refused to sit on Santa's lap, to solicit additional contributions! Thanks to the generous Christmas spirit of Moose members, the lodge collected $1,097 during the successful night.
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Over 90 Seniors came to play at the Hampton Moose Lodge on Saturday, October 7, 2017, and dined on Open Face Hot Roast beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Corn and a desert of Cookies and other Sweet Cakes. What makes this Senior BINGO note worthy is that Stacey Crane from JenCare Senior Medical Center came out, donated some door prizes and talked to the Seniors about what JenCare offers our Senior Citizens.Stacey also brought with her WALMART Pharmacy Manager Timothy Brando and Jo Sampson,who took Blood Pressure, and Sugar readings, gave out FREE Flu Shots and if needed,Pneumonia shots. Over 30 Seniors took advantage of this offer. Hampton would like to thank all of it's volunteers, it's members, and Sylvia Hollingsworth, Senior BINGO Chairperson for making all this happen.
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27 of Manchester Richmond’s Brothers, Coworkers, and Guests joined over 10,000 walkers on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Richmond Raceway Complex in an effort to save lives from breast cancer. With their sprayed pink hair and pink ribbon tattoos, the VA Moose Stampede raised almost $3000.00 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Lodges and Chapters from around the Greater Richmond Area were invited to participate. Hopewell Moose Lodge graciously donated $1000.00. Lakeside Moose Lodge offered to host the after walk luncheon. The staff was courteous and the food was delicious.
Some members personally donated money and/or solicited funds from friends and family. Coworker, Emily Mills, from Manchester Richmond Chapter 1078, not only was honored on stage by local celebrities for raising over $1000.00, but also won a pair Kate Spade sneakers during the "You CAN Sparkle" challenge. Other Team members simply paid a $25.00 entry fee to participate in the event where they received lunch and a team shirt. The profits after expenses contributed to the team’s fundraising goal. The Moose “Stomp Out Cancer” shirts really helped the herd stand out in an ocean of pink.
Overall, the VA Moose Stampede enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, filled with fun, fraternalism, and community spirit while doing their part to Stomp Out Cancer!
During the month of July, the Manassas Moose Lodge, both the men and women, conducted a Virtual 5K contest to raise money for Moose Charities. The Manassas Chapter challenged the Lodge to a friendly competition and the men graciously accepted. The lodge and chapter raised funds by selling red and green Christmas lightbulbs made of paper for 1 dollar each. They used the term race to indicate they were racing to see which team would collect the most money first. These competitions were held on each Friday of July. By the last Friday of the month, they had almost run out of room to hang the lightbulbs. Each paper lightbulb had the signature and words of inspiration for the team or the kids at Mooseheart. They even had a wager to make the competition fun. The looser had to wear a Tutu and crown on the last Friday of the month; the day the competition ended.
The Chapter team "Manassas Moosette's" was captained by Past State President "Tony Wallace". The Lodge team "Amber's Moose Cuties" was led by Manassas Moose's "Amber Young" the Social Quarters bartender.
Every Friday during the month of July, there was racing to get the most lightbulbs sold, and the team captains got a little down and dirty in their methods of collecting money…and it was all for a good cause.
It was a tough race but the men were able to pull it out in the last hours over the women. Raising a total of $1451.00 by selling Christmas lightbulbs made of paper. Everyone got in the spirit of things and had so much fun at the expense of Tony, who was a good sport about the whole night!
On June 23, WTVR6 reporter, Wayne Covil, aired a story about 9yr old Kierston Lee. Kierston's, 1 yr old, baby brother, had to have a liver transplant. Kierston's birthday was coming but she was more concerned about her baby brother and wanted the family, to use their money, for the medical costs, instead of her birthday. Kierston even took to YouTube, to help raise money, for her brother. As she put it " presents are a want, this is a need". Upon seeing this segment, the members of the Hopewell Moose sprang into action! After coordinating with reporter Wayne Covil and Kierston's mother. Members, of the lodge, met at Toys R Us, at Southpark Mall, and surprised Kierston, with a birthday shopping spree! Kierston and her baby brother were presented with lil Tommy Moose dolls, and the shopping began. A check was also presented to Kierston's mom, towards medical expenses.
As the June 25th headline read: "she asked for donations not gifts, then got a birthday surprise" Thanks to Hopewell Moose Family Center #1472