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Freemasonry as a Charitable Organization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rodney Dawson   

Freemasonry teaches the belief that charity for all mankind is the most important step in our development as human beings. Each lodge and its members endeavor to act on this principle and perform charitable acts as they deem appropriate, both collectively and individually. It is reported that Masons in North America, alone, contribute between $1.5 and $2 million to charity every day.

At the state level, Masons support the Ohio Masonic Home which consists of three distinct living communities: home-based support, hospice, and research and related services. These are made available to Masons, wives, widows and the community at large. Masons are the single largest donor to Ohio Special Olympics with more than $2.5 million contributed since 1990. The 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children are well-known Masonic charities. There are many other charities supported by Freemasons.

A few examples of charity at the lodge level: Our lodge, Golden Gate #245, gives four 2-year scholarships to local deserving high school seniors. We financially support a softball league for the disadvantaged and the Chagrin Falls Little Theatre, perform a highway cleanup twice a year, sponsor a dinner for our widows and wives, and perform other charitable acts like creating and delivering holiday baskets for the elderly.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 13:03
 

Golden Gate #245 is a chartered lodge of The Grand Lodge of Ohio, Free and Accepted Masons, sharing its historic building in Chagrin Falls with other Masonic bodies including; Solon Lodge #757 F.&A.M., Chagrin Falls Chapter #152 Royal Arch Masons, Golden Rule #442 Order of the Eastern Star, Oriental Commandery #12 Knights Templar, and Windermere Council #113 Royal & Select Masons. Learn more about Freemasonry by contacting us or a lodge near you.