What is TNCHIP?
TNCHIP is an
acronym that stands for TeNnessee Child Identification Program. It is designed to give Tennessee
families a little more peace of mind and protection against the increasing problem of missing and abducted
children. The program uses a kit filled with everything from surveys to photos to fingerprint kits, to provide
information to the authorities when needed. Microchips are NOT used in this
Tennessee Freemasons are bringing this program to communities throughout the State. The Grand Lodge of Tennessee
F&AM, the sole sponsor, is working with local Masonic Lodges to provide consistent and comprehensive TNCHIP
events as part of their ongoing commitment to Tennessee's children and families. This program is provided
"FREE OF CHARGE"
to every Tennessee family that participates.
How does it work?
The program consists of five major components:
Child Information and Emergency contacts
Dental Record Information
Parents or guardians fill out the
Information Collection Sheet
with information about their child. All information is voluntary.
TNCHIP and The Grand Lodge of Tennessee F&AM retain NO
information concerning the children; the packet goes home with the parents or guardians.
Who can participate?
Any child from the age of 0-21. Whether it be from Tennessee or bordering states, or visiting relatives for that
matter, TNCHIP will process any child. Our goal is to keep kids safe!
Where can I find TNCHIP in my area?
On the navigation bar at the top of each or the link at the bottom of each page, click on "CALENDAR" using the blue arrow keys to move you forward each
month. You can click on the post for the details on each event.
How can I help support TNCHIP?
TNCHIP operates under the direct sponsorship of The Grand Lodge of Tennessee F&AM. It is supported in a number
of ways--Masonic member donations, Masonic Lodge donations, corporate partnerships, and individual donations--as
well as many other private organization donations, Masonic and not Masonic related. Please click on
the "HOW TO DONATE" tab under the DONORS tab on the navigation bar at the top of each page to find out how you or your
company can help financially or become a volunteer and work events with us.
= TeNessee CHild Identification Program
. We do not use Microchips or any other invasive "chips."
NO INFORMATION IS RETAINED. PERIOD! After each TNCHIP event, kits that were filled out for your child
are taken home with you to update periodically and keep close at hand.