Mid Michigan Diabetes Center Fundraiser
For more than 18 years Centre Lodge No. 273 has made annual donations to the diabetes center. The funds are raised each year by holding a benefit spaghetti dinner that is open to the public. These funds are then matched by the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation helping to provide a significant donation. The center uses the money to provide scholarships to individuals who need the Diabetes Center services but are uninsured or under insured. These include diabetic adults, as well as pregnant women who are experiencing diabetic medical concerns.
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation
More than 100 years ago, the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan recognized the need for a facility to care for senior Masons and their families. In 1891 the doors opened to the original Masonic Home at Reed’s Lake near Grand Rapids. In order to meet the financial responsibilities associated with maintaining the Masonic Home, the Masonic Foundation (now renamed the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation) was established and supported by dedicated Masons who were determined to give life to the term “brotherhood”.
Today, the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation provides support and relief to Brother Masons and their families in need, as well as supporting and building the communities in which Masons live and raise their families.
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation's Mission
To empower Michigan Masons to change lives through charity.
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation's Vision
To secure the Masonic legacy of giving for generations to come.
Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation's Values
- We believe that every Mason can make a difference.
- We believe in supporting philanthropic work that will effect positive change in the lives of Masons, their families, and their communities.
- We believe that when a man supremely gives, he supremely finds.
Michigan Child ID Program
There is nothing as terrifying for parents than when a child goes missing. For more than a decade, Michigan Masons have been helping parents and law enforcement secure a piece of mind should the tragedy of a missing child occur through the Michigan CHild ID Program.