It is with great pleasure that the Washington Masonic Charities Public Schools Outreach committee announces the scholarship recipients for 2016. 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 Public Schools Outreach Committee for Washington Masonic Charities.
Washington Masonic Charities is working hard to to help bring light to a very big part of our community that 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.
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.
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.
Washington Masonic Charities is pleased to announce the 2015 Grand Lodge Scholarship and Educator of The Year award recipients. The youth scholarship recipients each demonstrated outstanding academic work, while our educator of the year showed innovation in and dedication to education in our State. Washington Masonic Charities, in partnership with the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Washington F:.&A:.M:., could not be more proud of these youth and the future they represent.
Washington Masonic Charities invests in youth and education, provides support for seniors and those in need, and preserves and shares the Masonic heritage of Washington State.