Methods of handling charity are different in every lodge across the world. Some lodges disburse charity funds from their General Fund and other lodges disburse funds from a special Charity Account fund. Specific charity circumstances alter decisions in every lodge. Here is how the members of our Lodge gives back.
Annually the Lodge provides scholarships to local high schools with masonic affiliation including grandsons, granddaughters, sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, cousins, etc.
Since 2014, the adult residents of the Bay Area Homeless Shelter have received a gift from the lodge in hopes of spreading Holiday Cheer and Brotherly Love on Christmas Eve each year.
Going to the aid of a distressed worthy brother is the solemn duty of every Mason, enjoined by both Masonic instruction responsible given to us by our God.
In addition for caring of our members and their families, the TMCF also provides support to people with no connection with the Masonic Fraternity. The TMCF works with local Masonic Lodges to help distribute funds. It's MOTTO: Faith, Hope, Charity: Masonic Charities Helping People. The Lodge’s charity must be approved by the TMCF Board, and the allocated funds can only be spent for that approved charity.
Helping widows of Texas Master Masons is a tremendous legacy carried out by Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas for more than 110 years. The Masons of Texas are proud to support the MCFS in offering full care for ladies; including meals, accommodations, activities, and many other amenities to qualified widows, in partnership with the Texas Masonic Retirement Center in Arlington, Texas.
Through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas provides tooth decay prevention kits, at no charge, to interested Masonic Lodges. Lodge members assemble the kits and deliver them to participating local schools. Cedar Bayou Lodge provided kits to over 300 first graders in the Goose Creek CISD.