Beyond their commitment to individual growth and leadership, Masons are deeply involved in their communities. Through all forms of charitable giving and community service, Masons feel it is their obligation to contribute to the care and well-being of their fellow man.
The Masonic fraternity contributes over $1 Billion each year to its philanthropic pursuits. Over $750 Million of that in the United States alone.
Maryland Masons continue this tradition by serving their communities with local scholarship programs, student assistance, volunteerism, educational support and other charitable activities.
The Maryland Child Identification Program is a comprehensive identification and protection program designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing children. This program is provided “free of charge” to every Maryland family who wishes to participate. Our volunteers set up at events across the state on a year-round basis.
When a child participates in the program, all vital statistics are recorded. The child is photographed and digital fingerprints are taken. Additionally, a video recording of the child speaking is made. All of the above information is then recorded onto a CD. A cheek swab of the child’s DNA is collected painlessly. Everything is then sealed in an envelope and given to the parent for safekeeping. We retain none of the information.
A missing or abducted child is every parent’s worst nightmare. An MD CHIP identification kit provides all the information authorities need to find your child. This service is provided free of charge by the Freemasons of Maryland.
Maryland Masonic Homes offers safe, affordable and quality living for eligible Master Masons and their families. Our campus features majestic historic stone structures adorned by the 250-acre sculptured grounds.
Masonic Organizations worldwide sponsor Children’s Charites.
Shrine Masons provide special medical services in their Children’s Hospitals.
Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disabilities, Scholarship Program and Outstanding Public Teacher Awards.
Tall Cedars contribute to Muscular Dystrophy research.
The Grotto contribute to “Aid for the Cerebral Palsy Child” and Dental Care for Children with Special Needs.
Scholarship Program – Prince Frederick Lodge supports our county’s High Schools and others by providing scholarships to worthy and well qualified students. Additional assistance is provided via the Maryland Grand Lodge Scholarship program.
Student Assistance – (More details coming soon)
Assistance to Project Echo – Project Echo is providing Shelter to families and others within our community who are in need.
Santa’s Lodge: Free pictures with Santa
Many other charities are contributed to and assistance provide, we are a part of our community and strive to make it a better place for all of us.