What is CHIP?
The Masonic CHIP Program is the most comprehensive service of its kind anywhere. CHIP is provided free of charge to the public, though most families make a donation to help continue the program for other families. All of the identifying items generated during CHIP are given to the child’s family. The Child Identification Program (CHIP) addresses the alarming fact that over 1,000,000 children are reported missing in the United States each year. While most are found, many are not, and the abduction of children is both under-reported and rapidly increasing in our society. CHIP provides parents and guardians the means to quickly get vital information to emergency responders. The digital video and digital still photo on the mini CD is compatible with the Pennsylvania Amber Alert System.
Who Can Participate?
The CHIP program is for ANY child in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania will conduct the program in communities when scheduled by the local Lodges.
What Does It Cost?
The CHIP program is provided, FREE of charge. We are currently able to supply the CHIP identification materials for under $2.00 per kit. Your generous tax deductible contributions to the PA Masonic YouthFoundation and the CHIP program will help our volunteers reach more children across Pennsylvania.
For additional information please visit PA-Chip @ http://pmyf.org/programs/chip/