Washington Masonic Charities invests in youth and education, provides comfort and support for seniors and those in need, and to preserve and share the Masonic heritage of Washington State. Washington Masonic Charities is the 501 c 3 incorporating and overseeing all of the charitable activities of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Washington Free and Accepted Masons. We provide charitable support to the Masons, their families and the general public throughout the state of Washington by means of the Masonic network of lodges and individual Masons approximately.
Washington Masonic Charities is working hard to bring different initiatives to cities and communities throughout the state and help bring light to a very big part of that community which is in the darkness - the more than 35,000 children in our state who are homeless. Shockingly, 6,000 of those kids have no parent or guardian, and are either couch surfing, waiting for foster care, or living on the streets. No child deserves to grow up without caring adults guiding them toward success.
It is with great pleasure that the Washington Masonic Charities Scholarship committee announces the scholarship recipients for 2017. Applications were received from across the state and were evaluated at the local Masonic Lodge level, the Masonic district level, and then finally by the Scholarship Committee for Washington Masonic Charities.
How to Seek Masonic Outreach Service and Emergency Needs Assistance
Washington Masonic Charities’ professionally trained and experienced staff provide confidential outreach and emergency needs assistance for Freemasons in good standing anywhere in Washington. This includes wives and widows. In addition we help the general public. We work alongside lodges, the Grand Lodge Charity Committee and the Masonic Service Bureau to provide assistance.
Getting older can be tough on families. It is hard for us or our parents to admit that we need help, and even harder to think about the possibility of losing our independence. We have a new program geared toward both older adults as well as adults whose parents are aging and may need assistance. This workshop is an opportunity to ask questions, get information, and create a plan. You'll be surprised at what is possible.
"The Masonic Service Association has established a Disaster Relief Fund for Louisiana, following drenching rainstorms and massive flooding. Thousands of homes and buildings have been damaged or destroyed, with 70,000 persons reportedly displaced.
The magnitude of the storm was described by the America Red Cross as the "worst natural disaster in the United States" since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Recovery is expected to take months, and the lack of communication in flooded areas continues to cause issues in finding information and victims.
Twenty eight educators gathered at the brand new Salish Middle School on a warm August morning to learn how to be more effective in their efforts to meet the needs of students who may be struggling academically, socially, or emotionally. Every school has children who face extraordinary challenges that can get in the way of their learning, but they can often get lost in the system due to resource and time limitations. This training, the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program, provided a different way of thinking about the challenge.
The Masonic Outreach Services team is collaborating with staff from Washington State's Attorney General's Office and Kitsap County's Office of Aging & Long Term Care to provide two informative talks on important issues facing older adults and their families.
Scams That Prey On Seniors
Learn which scams are circulating now. Why are they effective and how you can you or a loved one protect yourself. Learn common tactics scammers use such as fear, guilt, and a promise of receiving something special.
WA Masonic Charities Partners with Rebuilding Together affiliates throughout the state.
On Saturdays, April 23rd and 30th WA Masonic Charities partnered with Rebuilding Together affiliates in Spokane County, Thurston County and Pierce County to perform home improvement projects to help improve the independence and lives of low income, older adults and a single parent. The successful impact of those projects has energized Masons to do more minor home repairs for those in need.