The Loyal Order of Moose was organized in 1888 at Louisville Kentucky. The Moose Was Founded as a nonsectarian and nonpolitical fraternal organization. The purpose of the Loyal Order of Moose as a fraternal organization of charitable Lodges, Chapters, and other units, is to:
- Unite in the bonds of fraternity, benevolence, and charity, all acceptable persons of good character;
- Educate and improve members and the families of members socially, morally, and intellectually;
- Assist members and their families in time of need;
- Aid and assist the aged members of Lodges and Chapters and their spouses;
- Encourage educate members in patriotism and obedience to the laws of the country in which the Lodge, Chapter or other units exist;
- Encourage tolerance of every kind;
- Render particular service to children in need by the operation of one or more vocational and educational institutions of a type and character of the institution now called "Mooseheart," and at Mooseheart, in the state of Illinois;
- Served aged members and/or their spouses at one or more institutions of the character and type of the place called "Moosehaven," located at Orange Park, in the state of Florida;
- To Create and maintain foundations, endowment funds, trust funds, and subsidiary or related corporations, whether non-profit or for profit, for the purpose of carrying on, aiding, and assisting the charitable and philanthropic enterprises heretofore mentioned.
Lodges are located in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Great Britain.
The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization.
The Loyal Order of Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 1 million men in roughly 2,000 Lodges, in all 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain and Bermuda.
Along with other units of Moose International, the Loyal Order of Moose supports the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 63-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, FL. Additionally, Moose Lodges conduct approximately $50 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.
Additionally, the Loyal Order of Moose conducts numerous sports and recreational programs, in local Lodges and Family Centers, in the majority of 44 State and Provincial Associations, and on a fraternity-wide basis.
An International Organization of men and women, dedicated to caring for young and old, bringing communities closer together and celebrating life. The Moose Riders activities group is a family oriented group attached to MWC Moose Lodge, a non profit organi