Mission: To assist eligible adults and children in need by practicing the principles of freemasonry.
Programs: The masonic home provided nearly $1. 4 million in direct financial assistance during tax year 2017, touching the lives of over 22,000 individuals. The masonic home provided financial assistance to 103 individuals and masonic children, over 13,500 children, and 45 veterans through individual and project-based funding. In addition, the masonic home touched the lives of over 8,500 individuals through non-financial programs. The masonic home's 10 outreach programs include 3 financial assistance programs, 3 partnership programs, and 4 non-financial & recognition programs. The financial programs include long-term financial assistance, short-term financial assistance, and children's outreach. The masonic home assisted 103 masonic-affiliated individuals through these programs, providing financial assistance for individuals to meet their monthly needs or for medical and other expenses. The partnership programs include creating-a-partnership, partnering to honor, and masonic family cares. Over 13,500 children were assisted statewide through individual and project-based funding within the creating-a-partnership program. Through this program, the masonic home partners with missouri lodges and chapters to identify children in need of school supplies, winter attire and other items or projects and works with the lodge or chapter to meet these needs. Through the partnering to honor program, the masonic home partners with missouri lodges and chapters to help give veterans the opportunity to visit their memorial through the honor flight program or to active military through care packages. 45 veterans' lives were touched through this program. The masonic family cares program helps facilitate connections between lodges and chapters and the masonic brothers and sisters in their communities. When a need arises, the masonic home provides project funding, while the lodges and chapters perform the work. Two individuals were assisted through this program during 2017. Over 8,500 lives were touched through the non-financial programs which include: social services, financial counseling, the widows program, and the veterans program. These programs are designed to assist masons, their wives or widows, or ladies of the eastern star by locating services, providing education on basic personal finance, honoring veterans, active military and masonic widows, and informing individuals of the financial and non-financial services of the masonic home, should they find themselves in need.
This is a wonderful nonprofit organization they have helped several friends that have asked for help. They do more that just give money they provide help in setting up your personal life. Ie: learning how to make a budget and assistance for housing for emergencies. They will also furnish the material needed to make a handicap ramp for those needing it. They are an active helping organization. Thanks to their help several friends found the help they desperately needed.
The Missouri Masonic Home is a fantastic organization that serves the community of Masonic brothers and the causes that they support. They provide assistance to Freemasons and their family in assisted living, offer some relief to those struggling through temporary financial hardships, and provide financial counselling to brothers who need it.
The Home also matches donations to the worthy causes adopted by local Blue Lodges. For example, Gate of the Temple (422) and The Missouri Freerunners sponsor a Rock-and-Ride event every year to raise money for coats for the kids in need of Springfield, MO. The Home has graciously matched our fundraising dollar for dollar and have empowered us to do twice as much good in our community as we otherwise would be able.