John Cutler Masonic Lodge was recently recognized by the Grand Lodge of
Masons in Massachusetts' Masonic Angel Foundation in honor of the lodge's
successful first year in running a local Masonic Angel Fund. The Masonic
Angel Fund provides funding through local schools for children's basic
necessities such as clothing, educational and extracurricular experiences,
medical needs and more.
"I am honored to congratulate John Cutler
Masonic Lodge on the first anniversary of their Masonic Angel Fund. John
Cutler's fund has been an ideal example of how a Masonic Angel Fund should
operate and contribute to the community," said Bob Fellows, Masonic Angel
Fund co-founder. "They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in
providing a wide range of assistance for local children in the
During its inaugural year, John Cutler's
Masonic Angel Fund provided a number of benevolences to students of
Abington's Center and Woodsdale Schools and the Esten and Jefferson Schools
in Rockland. Following are just a few of the highlights of contributions
made by the Fund to local children in need.
(Winter outerwear, boots and other
clothing for a number of young children whose families were in despair.
After-school art program funding for several
Optometrist fees and glasses for a
covering driving school, permit and license to allow a parent of special
needs children to transport the kids to required appointments.
Fees for two young girls to attend a full
day summer camp program
purchase of musical instruments for many young children.
"The Masons at John Cutler are truly
angels," said Ginny Anderson, RN, school nurse and contact for the fund at
Rockland's R. Stewart Esten School. "They have helped our students
immensely. I have seen so many smiles on the faces of children who have been
helped by this wonderful program."
Founded in 1859, John Cutler Masonic
Lodge of Abington is a vibrant, active and philanthropic member of its local
community. In addition to the Masonic Angel Fund, the Lodge annually
contributes to Child Identification Program (CHIP) events to provide free ID
kits for children and their families and holds eight annual blood drives to
collect supplies for the community. For more information about John Cutler
Lodge or to support its Masonic Angel Fund, contact Paul Chase at (781)
878-9215 or John Cutler Lodge; PO Box 2093; Abington, MA 02351.