|Interested in sposoring
a Masonic CHIP Event?
Below are the documents needed to help you "make if happen!"
All files are available for download and are
compressed using the "zip" format.
CHild Identification Program
(CHIP) addresses the alarming
fact that over 1,000,000 children are reported missing in the United States
each year. In Nebraska, over 5,000 children were reported missing in the
year 2000.* While most are found, many are not. Also, the abduction of children
is both under-reported and rapidly increasing in our
The CHIP Kit includes the
Videotape: A brief videotape interview is worth a thousand still
photos. The CHIP interview captures the appearance, speech,
mannerisms, and other important personal characteristics of a child. It can
be quickly distributed via the media to reach a huge audience. It is the
Fingerprinting: Fingerprinting is a well-known means of identification.
Everyones prints are unique. Resourceful parents
keep fingerprints available should the need
impression is quick and easy. Teeth, like fingerprints, are
unique. Even in a child who is losing and gaining teeth, a dental imprint
gives both accurate and important information for identification purposes.
Saliva on the Toothprint® also serves as a DNA sample for at least 3
years, but more importantly, serves as a scent tracer for recovery bloodhound
dogs that can easily track saliva
Swab: The cheek swab provides
DNA material for both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA matching for more than
20 years when properly frozen in a home
Photograph: A digital still photo
is printed for use in The Amber Alert System or, if needed, by other proper
authorities. Only the parent or guardian receives the print. No photos or
files are retained by the Freemasons or other sponsoring
The Masonic CHIP Kit is the most comprehensive service of its kind
anywhere. CHIP is provided at no charge to the public and all of the identifying
items generated during CHIP are given to the childs
For more information about CHIP, contact:
THE GRAND LODGE
P.O. Box 81852