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 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
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
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the brothers and co-workers of the South Norfolk Moose Lodge #464 in association with the Portsmouth Fraternal Order of Police donated new and reconditioned bikes to the Virginia Portsmouth sheriff’s department. Accepting was Portsmouth's Sheriff Billy Watson.
The South Norfolk Moose Lodge has been working with the Portsmouth Fraternal Order of Police for many years to donate bicycles for deserving children in the Portsmouth community. Knowing that these bicycles are going to children in need makes the work that much easier to do. We would like to thank Portsmouth’s FOP President Sgt. Jim Swan, Portsmouth’s Sheriff Billy Watson, So. Norfolk #464 Heart of the Community Chairman Tommy Futhrell, So. Norfolk #464/FOP Board Member Rick Williams, So. Norfolk #464 Administrator Steve Crawford and So. Norfolk #464 Governor Richard Privott. Keep up the great work!
Brother Brian Carpenter, Junior Governor, presented a check from the Hopewell Moose Lodge to the Children’s Hospital Foundation on 21 February in the amount of $2,000. At the Lodge Halloween Dance in October, the LOOM and WOTM committed to donate the funds raised to the Children's Hospital in the spirit of supporting Kids in need. In the past Brian Carpenter partnered with Survivors 4U to donate three iPads to the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU so we jumped at the opportunity to help out again.
WE ARE MOOSE PROUD.
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On December 10, 2016, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit the children at the Franconia Moose Family Center. A huge shout out and thank you to all the elves whom helped make this such a wonderful event. From donations of prizes, breakfast and picking up baked goods. We thank all the extra hands we had in setting up and assisting the children through all the events.
The children truly enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of pancakes and sausage follow by some card making, decorating gingerbread people and snowman craft. After playing a few games the children began singing carols to help Santa in locating the Lodge. Low and behold all eyes were twinkling when Santa arrived with a big bag of delightful gifts to start the holiday for our great children at the Franconia Moose! Ho ho ho! Click on photo for larger image.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, the Williamsburg Chapter #1755 donated a check of $1000.00 to the Arc of Greater Williamsburg Day Support group for adults with developmental disabilities. This program provides continuing education, life skills training, recreational opportunities, pre-vocational training, and community service opportunities for the adults. This also allows a respite for care givers three days a week. This program is excited to offer this to the disabled in the Williamsburg area.
The money for this donation was raised from the Women of the Moose's Chapter #1755 golf tournament held earlier this year. Executive Director Pam McGregor, Teacher Lisa Steele and assistants Carol and Virginia were included at the presentation along with program participants Patrick, Alexis, Chloe, James, and Nancy. The chairperson for the event was Denise Johnson, assistants Shelly Bishop and Jim Johnson, along with Patti Sanford.
On Thanksgiving Day men of Salem Moose Family Center 2573 and women of Salem Chapter 2232 served dinner to 90 veterans at the Salem Veterans Administration Medical Center. These veterans included patients who were wheelchair bound, or suffering from PTSD and other physciatric problems associated with their service to our country. There were many of our members who could not attend but helped by preparing or donating food. All of the food served was donated by the Salem members or Salem Lodge 2573. Those members who brought, cooked, or donated dishes were William and Cathy Bell, Louise and Harry Rhodes, Wendy and Jay Frye, Gunther and Lisa Gass, Bette Mullikin, Brandi Dooley, Christina Wilhelm, Susan Wilhelm, Daryl Thompson, Karen Keesee, Sherri Harlow, Braden and Brenda, and others.
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Tuesday evening, November 15, 2016, the Hampton Moose Lodge’s members reached out to the ABLE US organization through a Thanksgiving bash for thirty of ABLE’s disabled adults. The lodge had a beautifully carved turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, yams, and more for all that attended. Entertainment was provided by brother Tom White who hosted the music, games and prizes for this fun event. It was a wonderful day for everyone that attended. The lodge would like to thank Tom White, Gary Adams, Rose Earhart, Penny Mantis and Ed Frankiewicz (administrator) for all their help!
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Chesapeake Virginia, South Norfolk Loyal Order of Moose #464 and Women of the Moose Chapter #947, had an open Star Recorder Committee Chapter meeting on Wednesday, September 7th 2016 at 7:00 pm with special guests in attendance. Dr. Shawnia Smiley, principal from Norfolk Highlands Primary school and Luke Marcum and Rebekah Jones from Law Enforcement United were in attendance for presentations to be made this night. There was lots of excitement in the room this night.
The first presentation was made by Senior Regent Linda Sharp to Dr. Shawna Smiley with lodge donated school supplies for the children at the Norfolk Highlands Primary school. Dr. Smiley Norfolk Highlands Principal was very gracious in thanking the lodge for its continued support in the community and of her primary school. Next up was Luke Marcum from Law Enforcement United (LEU), where he gave an impassioned speech on the goals and purpose of the Law Enforcement United program. At the end of his speech he presented our Past Senior Regent Rena Creff and Past Governor Bobby Smith both awards of recognition of their sponsorship for the 2016 Road to Hope Bicycle Ride where their contributions touched many lives. It was its seventh year; the ride has brought honor and awareness to fallen law enforcement officers. The ride was to raise money for charities that support those officers’ families.
The night ended with Senior Regent, Linda Sharp, presenting certificates of dedication to Rebekah Jones and Luke Marcum. We would like to thank all the members that attended this night. It was a fun and big night for our lodge. Without members like you, we would not be able to do the work we do! Thank you for your continued membership. Click on photos for larger images.