Cooking for a Good Cause

April 4, 2024|

Gift of Life Howie's House provides affordable lodging, meals and support services to those who travel to Philadelphia for transplant-related care. On a recent Sunday, members of Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia, prepared a meal for guests in the home's spacious kitchen. Cooking a meal together for a good cause is a perfect combination of fellowship and philanthropy, both important tenets of Freemasonry.

Aug. 1: PA Donor Day 2023

July 20, 2023|

Every 10 minutes, someone in Pennsylvania is told they need a life-saving transplant. With more than 7,000 patients currently on the transplant waiting list, the need for more registered organ and tissue donors is a public health crisis – but it’s one that we have the power to change. The Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program is [...]

Brothers Band Together for Those in Need

October 6, 2021|

“There’s always someone worse off than you.” That’s the mantra that Brother Timothy Radtke, Worshipful Master at William Elkins Lodge No. 271, Philadelphia, likes to repeat to himself. That’s why when he learned about the Gift of Life Family House and its Home Cooked Heroes program, he knew he wanted his brothers to participate. The [...]

Common Blood Donation Myths

March 23, 2021|

Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10% of those eligible actually do, according to the American Red Cross. Many people don’t give blood due to misconceptions about the risks involved or their eligibility to donate.

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