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Boston Marathon Run for The Masonic Angel Fund

$15,420 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 231 people in 6 months
Created November 18, 2018
The Masonic Angel Fund™ is the fastest-growing Masonic charity. We at John Warren Lodge are proud to announce that accomplished runner Bro. Howard Hernandez, also known as Flipz the clown, will be fundraising and participating in the Boston Marathon as 100% of the net proceeds will go to our Masonic Angel Fund! Please make a tax deductable donation today!

Founded in 1998 by the members of Universal Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Orleans, Massachusetts, the "The Masonic Angel Fund™ is changing kids' lives - one community at a time, one child at a time. 

One of the fundamental principles of the Masonic Angel Fund™ program is that 100% of the money raised by a local Lodge's Masonic Angel Fund™ stays in that community and goes to the kids. All overhead of the local MAF is covered by the sponsoring Lodge from its operating budget. There are few charity programs anywhere that can make such a claim. 

The Fund provides modest assistance to children in need who do not fit the criteria for the usual social-service programs. Such assistance might be to provide a pair of glasses, a coat, shoes, field trip fees or minor health services. MAF benevolences can cover almost any need that will enhance a child's learning experience - some Masonic Angel Funds even provide scholarships for music and fine arts instruction. Applications for assistance will be fulfilled via confidential requests from local school principals, counselors and school nurses.
 
For example, if the nurse discovers a child who needs a winter coat she simply makes a request to the Trustees of the Angel Fund who will issue a check to the principal or nurse in an appropriate amount. In cases where professional services are required (i.e. medical, dental, optical…etc.) the local MAF works with the school to make available our numerous sources for services of this nature. Some of our Masonic Brothers are health care professionals, so there is an excellent chance we may be able to arrange the donation of products or services.

A cornerstone of the Masonic Angel Fund™ program is the close relationship that develops between the local school system and the sponsoring Lodge. Because MAF standards require that all screening of requests be performed by the school's professional staff, the Masons are cast in a purely supportive role rather than in one that requires them to screen and qualify every application. This means that those who operate the local Fund can respond very quickly once they are contacted by the school. This quick response contrasts strongly with many "institutional" relief services where days or weeks can elapse between the time of a request and an answer being received. Our ability to serve the school professionals in a rapid, efficient manner underscores the image of Masons as the "can do" people in the community.
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We are only $1,900 away from our goal of $15k. Any donation helps! https://www.gofundme.com/marathon-bib-angel-fund
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Boston Marathon Run for The Masonic Angel Fund has reached 51% of its goal. Special thanks to ALL of YOU for your generous donations! Thanks to Flipz for all your hard work and continued success in training for April! Please spread the word to help hit our goal!
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$15,420 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 231 people in 6 months
Created November 18, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Masonic Angel Foundation, Inc.
Certified Charity
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Eastham, MA
EIN: 043521605
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