Moose Lodge donates dolls to local agencies


Sidney Fire Lt. Ryan Heitman and Justin Hughes, Sidney Moose Board member, stand with one of the dolls recently donated to the police and fire departments.

Sidney Fire Lt. Ryan Heitman and Justin Hughes, Sidney Moose Board member, stand with one of the dolls recently donated to the police and fire departments.


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SIDNEY – Sidney Moose Lodge 568 donated stuffed Tommy Moose dolls to the Sidney Police Department and Sidney Fire Department in December.

The officers and firefighters will give the dolls to children in traumatic or stressful situations to ease their fears, according to Carol Carity, the Sidney Moose Administrator who distributed the dolls. She also said that the Sidney Moose supports and donates to a number of different causes throughout the year.

The Moose International, headquartered at Mooseheart, Illinois, is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, comprising nearly 1 million men in the Loyal Order of Moose and nearly 500,000 members of the Women of the Moose, in more than 1,800 Lodges and 1,600 Chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda.

The Moose organization founded and continues to support Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,000-acre community and school for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and the Moosehaven retirement community, a 65-acre campus for qualified retired members and their spouses, located near Jacksonville, Florida.

Additionally, Moose Lodges and Chapters conduct nearly $90 million worth of community service (counting monetary donations and volunteer hours worked) annually.

Sidney Fire Lt. Ryan Heitman and Justin Hughes, Sidney Moose Board member, stand with one of the dolls recently donated to the police and fire departments.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/12/web1_Moose.jpgSidney Fire Lt. Ryan Heitman and Justin Hughes, Sidney Moose Board member, stand with one of the dolls recently donated to the police and fire departments. Courtesy photo