Welcome to CTCHIP.ORG
Thank you for visiting CTCHIP.ORG. Our program is a comprehensive child identification tool designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing children. The Connecticut Freemasons are bringing this fine program to communities throughout Connecticut at no cost to the families.
The Connecticut Freemasons Foundation working with other partnering organizations/agencies have upgraded CTCHIP equipment technology from VHS recording tapes to digital recording on mini-DVD-RAM discs as part of our ongoing commitment to children and families.This program will continue to be brought free of charge to every Connecticut family who wish to participate. This upgrade allows the re-packaging of the identifying items generated at CTCHIP Events into a smaller easy-to-carry and take-on-vacation "PURPLE PACK".
The Purple Pack includes a DVD Ram disk which has a video of your child and a still photo, your child's fingerprints, a dental impression and a dental swab.
To date the program has held over 350 CTCHIP events and has provided the parents of more than 40,000 children with identification packets. It is our sincerest hope that no family will need the resources provided in our packets, but if the need should arise, we believe the information contained in our "Purple Pack" will be instrumental to law enforcement agencies in recovery of missing children.
The Connecticut Freemasons schedule and bring this fine program to communities throughout Connecticut.
All identifying items generated at CTCHIP Events are placed in a "purple pack" and given to the parent or guardian to take home for safe keeping.
If their child becomes missing, the pack can then be provided to law enforcement to aid in recovery and identification. The Connecticut Freemasons keep nothing but the permission form signed by the parent prior to participation in the event.
Neither Rain, nor Wind, nor Tornado Threat...
kept the volunteers away from the CT-CHIP event for the Channel 3 Kids Camp Extravaganza at Rentchler Field in East Hartford on June 6th, 2010. While RWB Donald Dean surveyed the field, the members and volunteers from Friendship Tuscan Lodge No. 145 set up the canopies, tables and chairs, and ran power to and tested the equipment. But, all eyes remained on the weather as
things got underway and the kids started through.
Then came the wind, darker clouds, and the tornado warning. The skies were scanned, and it was decided that the event should be concluded as soon as possible. The remaining kids were brought through and the stations were packed up as the last child passed by. With out a moment to spare, the full crew packed up all the equipment and got to their vehicles. That is when the storm hit with a vengeance. THUNDER, LIGHTNING, and HEAVY DOWNPOURS.
Although the threat of the storms ultimately kept the Extravaganza attendees away, we successfully processed thirty (30) children. That's thirty families that have the added safety of the CT-CHIP purple pack. Way to go team!! Thank you to all the volunteers who braved the weather to make this event a success.
CTCHIP and the Connecticut Freemasons Foundation has been instrumental in helping to protect children and their families since 2002! CTCHIP is recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as having one of the most comprehensive programs that is free to parents and guardians!
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Held events: 860
Kids processed: 64758