California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project (CHEMPI)

CHEMPI (Purple Pig)

The Purple Pig is the fundraising arm of the California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project, Inc. (CHEMPI). CHEMPI is a charitable organization serving children with disabilities and ensuring the future and well-being our our youth through its commitment.

This project was established to address the unmet needs of children with disabilities by developing a program of supporting services to aid these children at no cost to their families and without discrimination. Since inception in 1950, The California-Hawaii Elks has raised over $116.2 MILLION 

 Watch this heart-felt video about the Purple Pig program from its inception in 1950 – and see how inspiring and powerful the program is working in action.

Some CHEMPI Programs Include

Therapists ~

37 paid therapists and preschool vision screeners are hired by CHEMPI to help disabled children when no other organizations can or will. These therapists have traveled more than 11,729 miles in their work for CHEMPI.

  • Occupational Therapists' caseload of 150, visits completed 4,445 and 87,685 miles traveled;
  • Physical Therapists' caseload of 98, with 3,227 completed visits and travel of over 71,569 miles;
  • Speech Language Pathologists' caseload of 90, 3,982 completed visits and travel of over 71,734 miles; and
  • 43,830 Preschool Children's vision have been screened, resulting in 2,266 doctor referrals.

Scholarships &
Grants ~

Awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 per year, for up to two years for study in areas such as Police Academy, Cosmetology, Veterinary Technology, and Electrical Lineman programs.

20 to 30 Undergraduate Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year with renewals up to four years Students with Disabilities.

For more Scholarship and Grant information visit: CHEA-ELKS