J Simpson Africa Lodge members are proud to assist and contribute to these wonderful charities. The following is a quick description of what we have done to assist these wonderful organizations. Click on a link to get more in depth information about each.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major William L. Hendricks
The Pocono Mountain Run for the Red Marathon benefited the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross. All funds received will go directly to the local chapter’s disaster relief efforts.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation's school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
The fund was established in honor of Gregory Moyer whose death during a school basketball game last December inspired a movement to provide defibrillators to schools in Pennsylvania.
The ANABD (American National Association for Bikers with a Disability) was set up in the United States in January 2009 by one woman who has dedicated her retired life to helping disabled bikers get back on the road. The idea that disabled people cannot ride motorcycles, scooters or trikes is unacceptable.
MCDS was organized by a group of individuals who wanted to make a difference in the lives of all diabetics in Monroe County regardless of their affluence or social standing. Each year through various fund raising efforts, grants and memorial donations, we assist individuals and other organizations to better the lives of diabetics in Monroe County.
A first-ever program of its kind seen in the community! Uniting in the ideals of Brotherhood and community service, East Stroudsburg University’s seven Fraternities, Delta Chi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Pi, Theta Chi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Delta Rho, and Lambda Sigma Upsilon joined with the members of J. Simpson Africa Lodge #628 to promote our “Teddies for Tykes” program.
The time between 2nd and 3rd grade is a very crucial time in the development of a student. Peer reviewed studies have found that if a student falls behind in their reading ability at this level, they have an increased chance of becoming discouraged in studying, reading and learning. Eventually, this leads to a decline in grades. J. Simpson Africa Lodge recognizes this critical point in the lives of young students and has created the program, “Books for Bikes”, for this very reason.