"Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits."
Gautam Buddha

What We Do For Others
Today in North America, the Masonic Fraternity continues a grand tradition of charity by giving almost $1.5 million each day to causes that range from operating children's hospitals, Day camps (camp Turk), the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Library.

Treatment for childhood language disorders, treating eye diseases, funding of cutting edge medical research at our Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica, N.Y.

Contributing to local community service, organizing blood drives, supporting and operating the New York Masonic Safety Identification Program – (NYMSIP) and continues providing care to Masons and their families at our Masonic care community In upstate New York.

Masons worldwide continue to help men and women face the problems of the 21st century by building bridges of brotherhood and instilling in the hearts of men ideals for a better tomorrow.

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