Charity

What Charity Means to Freemasonry

To be concerned for those in need is an essential quality of a Freemason’s way of life.

For centuries Freemasons have given to those needing assistance. Freemasonry is old. It was first organised in England in the early 17th century (but its origins go back much further) when ‘charity’ was the term for acts of giving to those who had little.

Today Freemasons still practice this virtue and ‘charity’ is still the name we use to describe our support for the many programmes of assistance we operate in the community.

In Taupo we rase money to aid the Taupo community in the relief of poverty, advancement of education or any other purpose beneficial to the community.