Winslow Lewis-Adams Lodge MAF
(Wellfleet, MA) - After school program fees for two children
whose mother and father have lost their jobs. The after school care
program was on the verge of taking the parents to court.
Artisan Lodge MAF
(Winchendon, MA) - Provided camperships to permit twenty
children to attend YMCA summer camp.
Azure Masonic Angel Fund
(Walpole, MA) - Eyeglasses for two children, summer
camperships and after school program tuition.
Boston First Fund (Boston,
MA) - Summer program tuition, multiple camperships, bedding,
Cochichewick MAF (North
Andover, MA) - Clothing and personal items for multiple
children, contributed partial funding towards the purchase of a
prosthesis for a young girl and provided clothing for an
eleven-year-old girl who was recently orphaned.
James H. Campbell MAF
(Natick, MA) - Camperships for twenty special needs students.
John Cutler MAF (Abington,
MA) - Multiple benevolences that included musical instrument
repair, field trip fees, summer program tuition and clothing.
John T Heard MAF (Ipswich,
MA) - Multiple benevolences for summer program tuition,
mainly with YMCA programs.
Joseph Warren-Soley Lodge MAF
(Lincoln, MA) - Multiple checks written for after school
tuition, program fees, food and clothing.
Marine Lodge MAF (Falmouth,
MA) - Clothing for multiple children, backpacks, and
camperships for six children.
Mariners MAF (Cotuit, MA) -
Camperships for eight different children.
Mount Carmel (Lynn, MA) -
Eyeglasses for a sixteen-year-old girl.
Mount Hollis (Holliston, MA)
- Bikes/helmets for two children.
Mount Horeb (Dennis, MA) -
Campership for one child.
Mount Zion (Barre, MA) - Purchased
a leg brace for one child and summer clothing for a different child.
Mystic Valley MAF (Arlington,
MA) - Camperships for four children.
North Quabbin MAF (Athol, MA)
- Camperships for multiple children at a YMCA camp.
(Marblehead, MA) - Partial tuition to Clara Barton Camp for
children with Diabetes, eyeglasses, summer campership.
Phoenix Lodge MAF (Hanover,
MA) - Camperships
St. Alban's MAF (Foxboro, MA)
- Camperships for multiple children.
Tahattawan MAF (Littleton,
MA) - Multiple camperships.
Universal MAF (Orleans, MA) -
Camperships for several children, summer school for one child
and course fees for another.
Wellesley MAF (Wellesley, MA)
- Eyeglasses for two children.
We appreciate the
efforts of our local MAF trustees. These are challenging financial
times, but the army of MAF volunteers is working hard to make sure no
child in need is turned away.
Many volunteers have
asked why we have seen such an increase in summer program assistance
this year. As you probably know, many of these summer programs (i.e.
the day camps and school recreation programs) run through the entire
summer. In the current economy, few can afford to take the summer off
to stay home with the offspring. Placing these children in a summer
program provides a safe, structured place for them to stay while the
parents are off earning money to put food on the table.
volunteer staff members believe we will see a big increase in after
school tuition requests this year, again because the parents do not
have the work flexibility that they once enjoyed.