Masonic Charity is more than money – but sometimes money helps too! For Masons in Ohio, Masonic Charity includes helping distressed Brethren, their widows and orphans; providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors; preserving our history and culture in the Grand Lodge Museum; supporting the Ohio Masonic Home; and helping schools, teachers, and young people through the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program.
This year, under the leadership of Right Worshipful Brother Tim Larimore, the Masonic Model Atudent Program is helping schools with teacher training, unity days, and special workshops. Recently, the Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation sponsored an MMSAP training session on Safe Schools for 106 teachers and administrators in the Zanesville area.
New this year, the Masonic Model trainers are planning a state-wide training session for Ohio’s youth groups: DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, and Rainbow for Girls. The MMSAP trainers will be meeting with youth group leaders to help them develop skills and strategies to deal with the issues facing young people today. This represents an extension of services in a new direction, and Right Worshipful Brother Larimore is very excited about the possibilities. The training will be held at Aladdin Shrine near Columbus.
All MMSAP programs are conducted by professional trainers from the National Masonic Foundation for Children, a program of the Conference of Grand Masters for North America. Funding is provided by the Grand Lodge Charitable Foundation. Please consider a gift to the Foundation to help us continue this outstanding work.