charities

The Masonic Charities of Arizona is a non-profit charitable organization, organized under the laws of the State of Arizona on April 25, 1981.  The Board of Directors is appointed to serve a three-year term by the Grand Master of Masons of Arizona. Directors serve voluntarily and receive no compensation for their services.

The purpose of the charity is to primarily assist those organizations throughout the State, engaged in relieving human suffering of any kind, which are dependent upon contributions from the public to accomplish their mission.

 

In these times it’s easy for kids to get lost. When a child is in pain, it becomes very easy for them to turn to drugs, alcohol, gangs, fall into depression or even turn to violence or suicide. When a child turns to such destructive activities, everyone loses — kids, families, schools and the community.

Because Freemasons care about kids, they offer a nationally recognized seminar free to Arizona educators, administrators, and support staff in schools from kindergarten through high school. Called Masonic Student Assistance Program (MSAP) this three day workshop teaches participants how to identify kids at risk and how to develop plans of action to help them reverse their downward spiral and live successful, productive lives.

Welcome Home Veterans Park is proud to offer several programs that support veterans and educate the community. While the Park itself is currently under construction, we are proud to offer end-to-end resources for veterans from our temporary office in Gilbert, AZ during the construction period.

Once completed, Welcome Home Veterans Park will
provide a place to honor the service of all who have
protected our freedoms by remembering the individual
& collective sacrifices of every generation. This will be
accomplished initially through the Walk of Time Memorials,
beginning with the Revolutionary War & continuing through
Operation Enduring Freedom. The centerpiece of these
memorials will be an 80% scaled version of the nation’s
Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Welcome Home Veterans Park instills a culture of gratitude for all who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces and provides our heroes with the resources they need to transition and reintegrate into their communities.

Counseling employment services and placement resources are available now to veterans. ​ The Community Education Center will serve approximately 20,000 field trip students per year and countless other public visitors, through guided tours, interactive exhibits, a state of the art theater, museum and gift shop.

Operation Welcome Home Arizona is the governing body for Welcome Home Veterans Park. Operation Welcome Home AZ is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization serving Veterans and the community.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a memorial and museum, an active Masonic temple, a research library, a cultural space, a community and performing arts center and an important regional landmark.   

This magnificent nine-story neoclassical structure has been erected and maintained by the Freemasons of the United States as an expression of the high esteem in which the memory of George Washington is held within the Masonic fraternity, and to preserve the history and heritage of American Freemasonry.  In 2015, the National Park Service named the Memorial a National Historic Landmark, in recognition that it is “the only major unified, fully national initiative of the Freemasons and among the boldest attempts by a private organization to memorialize George Washington.”

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial was built in the 1920’s by the more than two million American Freemasons who wished to “express in durability and beauty the undying esteem of the Freemasons of the United States for him in whose memory it shall stand throughout the coming years.”

The mission of the Memorial is to inspire humanity through education to emulate and promote the virtues, character and vision of George Washington, the Man, the Mason and Father of our Country.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.