LEE LODGE #435


PROSPER, TX
A.F. & A.M.

Physical Address - 101 South Church Street, Prosper, TX 75078
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 435, Prosper, TX 75078

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Lee Lodge # 435
Charitable Contributions & Efforts

 


Since receiving it's charter in 1875, Lee Lodge # 435 has continued to be an important part of the Prosper community.  

In partial response to the question often asked,  "Just what do you guys do up there?"... the following are some of the charities which receive support from the donations, fundraisers and efforts of Lee Lodge # 435:

Masonic Home and School of Texas - The Masonic Home and School of Texas was established in 1889 by the Masons of Texas to provide for continuing care of Masonic widows and the education of Masonic orphans. The ideal of putting children first and the generous support of Texas Masons across the state have enabled the Home and School to grow to providing educational opportunities for Masonic and non-Masonic orphans and needy children from all parts of the state.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children - The concern of Dr. William Beall Carrell and a group of Texas Masons over the growing polio epidemic led to the creation of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The Texas Masons raised the funds to build and open a hospital, enabling Dr. Carrell to continue treating his growing polio caseload free of charge. The continuation of this vision allows the hospital to provide quality medical care to children regardless of their ability to pay and keeping alive the philosophy of "putting children first".

Shriner's Hospitals - The Shriner's Hospitals in Houston & Galveston are two within a network of pediatric specialty hospitals dedicated to providing excellent free medical services to children. These hospitals provide for the acute care, reconstruction and rehabilitation of burned children with no charge to the patient or family for the medical services provided.

Community Service - Masons are very active in their communities providing valuable services and contributions to the community. They provide aid and assistance to the aged, sponsor food drives to provide non-perishable food for the needy, sponsor blood drives and a variety of charity fundraisers to mention only a few.

Public Schools - Masons and Masonic Lodges are credited with establishing the free public school system currently providing educational opportunities to our youth. Masons continue to be deeply involved in the public school system to promote quality education for our children. Programs such as Together Against Drug Abuse and Take Time to Read promote education and mentoring of Texas youth.

Scholarship Fund - Masons have a rich history in education. As early as 1848, the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas provided for an education and charity fund and appointed a superintendent of education. Realizing the importance of education to the future of Texas, many Masonic Lodges opened schools and most met in the Lodge building itself. It is generally recognized that our Texas free public school system was conceived and established by the Texas Masonic Lodges. In the spirit of continuing this heritage of education, Masonic Lodges set aside a portion of the money received from donations and fundraising events to provide a scholarship award to a deserving youth in their district.

Lee Lodge # 435 makes scholarship award presentations to graduating high school seniors of Prosper Independent School District on an annual basis.

Current Fundraiser -Raffle Tickets

 

The tickets for the fall raffle are now available. We have three prizes for 2016.

PRIZES
1. AR style 5.56MM "Gentlesman's Rifle; fine claro walnut stock, stainless steel metal and Packnar rifle pad.

2. AR style 5.56MM in a tactical style.

3. Walter PPS in 9MM, two-tone colorwith extra magazines.

The AR's are custome made.

The tickets are $25.00 each or 5 for $100.00. The drawing will be Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:00PM CST. To PURCHASE tickets
contact a member of Lee Lodge #435 or contact the Webmaster of this site who is a member of Lee Lodge #435. Contact the Webmaster at 972.292.8805.