Freemasons Offer CHIP Safety Program

Freemasons Pete, George and Matt pose with
LVCC at Stones Crossing preschoolers. 
Keeping your children safe is always a top priority at Lehigh Valley Children's Centers. As parents and teachers, we do our best to teach the children in our care the skills needed to avoid danger. The unfortunate reality is that children see strangers every day - in stores, in schools, in their neighborhoods, sometimes in their own homes. In the event a child goes missing, every second counts. To assist our families in times of crisis, representatives from the Freemasons Manoquesy Lodge #413 visited LVCC at Stones Crossing to offer the Child Identification Program (CHIP) to our families.

Ms. Erin and Ms. Virginia collect fingerprints for CHIP.
CHIP provides parents and guardians the means to quickly get vital information to emergency responders. Each CHIP packet includes a CD video recording and digital still photograph of each child, along with the child's fingerprints and DNA. All of the identifying items generated during CHIP were given to the children’s families.

The Freemasons donated the materials necessary to make the event a success.  As a result, we were able to give families something money could never buy, peace of mind.

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