The Moose Fraternity
The Moose is about celebrating life together, serving those within our local communities, supporting children in need who deserve a second chance, and standing by our senior members as they enter their twilight years.
The Moose is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888 with nearly 650,000 men & women in roughly 1,600 Lodges in 49 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. 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 70-acre retirement community for its members near Jacksonville, FL.
Additionally, members of the Moose conduct approximately $70 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually. The Moose organizes and participates in 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. Lodges across the Fraternity are known for creating life-long bonds between members through activities and a shared concern for children in need, seniors and the communities in which they live.
The Moose Fraternity’s presence is felt in over 1,400 communities across nearly 50 states and four Canadian provinces, plus Great Britain. As a primary mission of the Moose, our members support Mooseheart Child City & School. Mooseheart cares for children in need who deserve a second chance at life, from infants through high school. Another mission of the Moose is the care of senior members of the Fraternity. Moosehaven, located in Florida, is a five-star rated retirement community completely funded by the men and women of the Moose. Additionally, in support of the areas in which our lodges reside, the Moose organization contributes between $75 to $100 million worth of community service annually.
Within our Lodge, you will find a wide array of activities in which to participate both as an individual and as a family. From holiday parties, dances, sports, themed dinners and live entertainment, the Moose has much to offer.