The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. Significant sums of money are given to local, national, international charities.

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes

Charity is often said to be the distinguishing characteristic of Freemasonry and Junior Chamber Lodge is proud of its efforts in raising funds to help, Masonic, non Masonic, national, and local charities and good causes.

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Masonic Lodges up and down the country raise many millions of pounds every year for charitable causes. The money we raise comes not from the public at large, but entirely from ourselves and our families. All of the money raised goes directly to the causes for which it was intended.

How do we raise our charity funds?

Firstly every Freemason has to pay an annual subscription to each Lodge of which is a member. Part of this subscription is used by the grand Lodge for charitable purposes.

Secondly  there is always  a Charity collection at every Lodge meeting. This may be for a particular charity or four charities supported by Grand Lodge, or Provincial Grand Lodge.

Thirdly every member of the Lodge is asked to make a monthly, or annual, donation of such an amount as he can reasonably afford.

Who benefits from Masonic charity funds? Click below to learn a little bit more.

Causes supported by Warwickshire Freemasons during 2015

Causes supported by Grand Lodge