Helping Kids Learn and Grow!
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.
On any given day thousands of children in Washington are hungry, don't have stable adults in their lives, and face extraordinary barriers to their future success. In addition to homeless children, there are nearly 9,000 children in foster care, and untold numbers of children living in poverty, each of whom need our help.
Freemasons around the world commit to helping children and others in need. Washington Masonic Charities is proud to play a major role in focusing that effort on behalf of the Freemasons in Washington State. Washington Masonic Charities is partnering with and providing support for children in communities throughout Washington.
Here are just a few ways the Freemasons of Washington through Washington Masonic Charities are providing assistance. We're helping to provide weekend meals for the Nourishing Network Program in Snohomish County. WA Masonic Charities is providing supporting for services that assist homeless youth in Pierce and Thurston Counties. We have funded a group of churches in Wenatchee that make sure school age kids have backpacks and supplies for school. We are also helping at risk kids in Spokane be safe and have meals during the summer - all of this is because of the hard work and dedication of Freemasons in communities throughout Washington.
The Children & Youth Program has several initiatives that assist children and grandchildren of Mason’s, as well as community members.
Scholarships: These scholarships are for deserving high school seniors throughout the state of Washington. More information
The Civility Project: This project is a partnership between Washington Masonic Charities and local organizations to put Civility back into the daily conversation. More information
Masonic Student Assistance Program: This is a partnership between school districts and Washington Masonic Charities. Every school as students who face challenges that get in the way of their learning. This training provides a different way of thinking. More information.
Safety Programs: Local Lodges can provide materials about safety to their community during local events.
Basic Needs: This program serves young people who need basic services and have their needs met.
Bikes for Books: A Lodge initiative that ties the awarding of bikes to reading books.
DECA Partnership: DECA of Washington and Washington Masonic Charities have teamed up to provide volunteer opportunities for Masons throughout the state.
If you're interested in supporting our efforts, please consider a donation today.