Mohave Valley Lodge No. 68 Programs

Arizona Child Identification Program (CHIP)

The Grand Lodge Arizona Child Identification Program addresses the alarming fact that more children are reported missing each year. While most are found, many are not. All of the identification materials generated by the program are given to the child's family. We retain none of the information offered by this program. This CHIP program is offered to the public at no charge. Find more information on facebook here.

 

   
Bikes for Books
Bikes for Books is a reading incentive program designed for elementary school students. The program is very simple. Students are encouraged to read books and are entered into a drawing to win a bike. The schools administer the program completely. The Lodge simply provides bikes and helmets for incentive. The program gave out 36 bikes and helmets to the local school districts, and works in conjunction wit hthe Bullhead City Fire Department.
   
Day-Before Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Dinner
Every year, on the day before Thanksgiving, Mohave Valley Lodge No. 68 opens its doors to the public for a free, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. You need not be needy to attend. Last year, we served over 900 people, cooked over 30 turkeys and 3 hams. it is an event we look forward to every year in the spirit of true fellowship and charity.
   
Shrine Hospitals
Although everyone knows about the good work the Shrine Hospitals do, many people aren't aware that all Shriners are Freemasons. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico providing specialized care for orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided, regardless of the patient's ability to pay. Find more information here.
   
The Ability Experience (formerly Push America)
Mohave Valley Lodge No. 68 is proud to host a dinner for The Ability Experience each year as they travel on the Journey of Hope, a cross-country cycling event  that raises funds for community projects that serve people with disabilities in order to provide new equipment or upgrades to their facilities. The Ability Experience is a philanthropy of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Click here to find out more.
   
Special Olympics
Mohave Valley Lodge No. 68 is proud to host several events for the Special Olympics throughout the year. For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop belief in themselves. For athletes, Special Olympics sports provide a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy. The lessons learned in Special Olympics also impact their life skills. Sports training enhances focus and gives participants a structure for learning important lessons about perseverance, endurance and setting goals. Click here for more information.