Masons Helping Children
in our Community
The Needham Masonic Angel Fund is
a charitable service of
Nehoiden Lodge A.F.& A.M.
its establishment in 1998, The Masonic Angel Fund has changed the lives of
children and Masons throughout the United States.
From basic clothing to a pair of eyeglasses to specialized summer
camp programs, the Masonic Angel Fund is there – with local Masons
working to help local kids.
1733 American Freemasons have provided benevolent assistance to their
neighbors. The Masonic Angel
Fund is a natural evolution of that centuries-old commitment to Masons
serving their fellow man.
Does the Masonic Angel Fund Help?
Masonic Angel Fund provides modest assistance to children in need who do
not fit the criteria for the usual social service programs.
assistance might be to provide a pair of eyeglasses, a coat, shoes, field
trip fees, a portion of after school program tuition, music lessons, art
instruction, summer camp. MAF
can fill virtually any need that will broaden a child’s educational
experience or self-esteem.
Masonic Angel Fund is sponsored by a local Masonic Lodge.
closely with the school staff in their community, the Masons learn of a
child’s need through a nurse, counselor or administrator.
The Masons review the request and respond to the school within one
requests for Masonic Angel Fund assistance are anonymous – the Masons
never know who the child is. No
“paperwork” is required. The
school staff identifies and qualifies the needs of the child and then the
Masons take it from there.
of the money raised in the name of the Masonic Angel Fund in your
community stays in your
community. The local Masonic
Lodge covers all expenses of the MAF from Lodge operating funds.
highlights of our guiding principles are:
the money raised in a community must be used to help children in that community
staff must screen all recipients – empowering them to do their jobs,
without bureaucratic constraints, acting always in the child’s best
for Masonic Angel Fund benevolence must be addressed in one business day
(most MAF’s respond in a couple of hours!)
cannot fund an unusually large request, the local Masons use their
professional and fraternal contacts to help the school staff find
alternative funding sources
love kids and value each one’s inherent right to reach his or her full
involved with the Masonic Angel Fund derives great satisfaction from
helping a family at a challenging time.
believe that such charitable work furthers our tenets of brotherly love,
relief and truth.
feel that such benevolence brings the community together and will bring
like-minded men together in our organization.
Does it Mean to Be a Mason?
You’ve just seen
strive to practice their tenets in every hour of every day of their
lives. Whether it is
through helping a child in need, offering video child identification
programs or providing a scholarship to a promising graduate –
Masons are for and about their community!
learn more about the MAF please visit www.masonicangelfund.org
or call 508-255-8812 – or, better still, ask a Mason!
Masonic Angel Fund
Highland Ave. Needham, MA
Derek Eaton 781-444-3146
Leonard McIntosh 781-444-0981GLMLenny@juno.com
Angel Foundation, Inc.
Office Box 1389
Building 107 Main Street
Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.
independent 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.
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