December 1st, 2004 - Cape Cod Masonic
Angel Funds Honored
Orleans, MA - The Masonic Angel Funds on Cape Cod were honored recently by Cape Cod Child Development (CCCD) for their outstanding contributions to local children in need. CCCD operates Head Start programs across the Cape. Over the past four years, the fourteen Masonic Angel Funds operating on Cape Cod have provided assistance to dozens of children in need served by Head Start. Typical MAF benevolences to the youngsters include tuition for supplemental education programs, cultural and recreational programs. MAF also helps by helping children in need attend summer recreation programs and providing assistance when there is not enough money for winter coats, boots and other necessary items.
The Masonic Angel Fund was established in Orleans back in 1998. The Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc. was established as 501(c)(3) public charity in 2000 and now oversees a network of 90 Masonic Angel Funds in ten states. Each Masonic Angel Fund is sponsored by a local Lodge of Masons, with 100% of the money raised by a Lodge's MAF going to benefit children in the local community. MAF provides modest assistance to children whose need is not addressed by traditional social service programs.
Cape Cod Child Development presented the Masonic Angel Funds of Cape Cod with its annual community service award. CCCD staff member June Horan also presented the Masons with a scrapbook of thank-you cards and other acknowledgements received from families that received Masonic Angel Fund assistance over the past two years.
The Cape's Masonic Angel Funds were represented by local MAF trustees John A. Sherman (Universal Lodge, Orleans), Robert W. Fellows (Universal Lodge, Orleans), Mario B. Meré (Mount Horeb Lodge, Dennis) and Herbert Bell (Pilgrim Lodge, Harwich). Sherman, Fellows and Mere also serve board members of the Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.
Picture Caption - CCCD staffer June Horan presents the "Masonic Angels Scrapbook" to MAF trustees Mario Meré (left) and Robert Fellows.