California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project (CHEMPI)

The CHEMPI Purple Pig

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

32 paid therapists and preschool vision screeners are hired by CHEMPI to help disabled children when no other organizations can or will.

  • 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. These therapists have traveled over 111,729 miles in their work.

Scholarships & Grants ~

Vocational 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.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities:  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