What do Masons do?

Masonry is first and foremost a fraternity rather than a service organization, social club or benevolent society. However, charity in the form of helping other people, is considered to be a cornerstone of the fraternity.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Masons Community Involvement

Masons are encouraged to be actively involved in their communities. Some of the community outreach programs that Masons are actively involved with are listed below:

The Most Worshipful Eagle Grand Lodge of Delaware, partners with the Salvation Army each year to serve meals to those who are less fortunate. Not only do we supply the food but it is hand prepared by the members of the lodge and served to the families who have fallen on hard times.

We’re proud to support the growing needs of blood donation in the Delaware area. We give annually to the Blood Bank of Delmarva. They are a non-profit community service organization that provides blood and blood products to 16 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 77,000 blood donations are needed in this area each year for about 20,000 patients across the Delmarva Peninsula.

Another service initiative our members participate in is supporting our local Goodwill with a quarterly clothing drive. Goodwill® works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

Shriners operate the largest network of hospitals in North America providing free care for burned and orthopedically impaired children. The Scottish Rite Masons maintain a network of some 150 childhood language disorder clinics, centres and programs.