Freemasons are guided by integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. They are taught to practice charity through giving and service and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community. Since its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick, and the aged. This work continues today.
Whether it’s as simple as a holiday basket delivered to a shut-in by local lodge officers, a donation of funds to support a community project or an on-going scholarship fund, or a chain of 22 hospitals which provide totally free care to burned and crippled children, Masons regularly engage in charitable work as part of their Masonic membership.