(by Jodi Blake, como, September 29, 2021)
Established in 1886, the Masonic Home of Missouri continues to be one of the best-kept secrets of Missouri Freemasonry — a trend worth breaking.
With headquarters located in Columbia since 2000, the Masonic Home operates multiple Outreach Programs statewide. Through programs ranging from financial assistance to resources and recognition, the Masonic Home attempts to meet the needs of the Missouri Masonic Family. Some programs, however, reach outside the Masonic community and are available for individuals not affiliated with the fraternity, specifically children.
One such program is the Creating-A-Partnership Program. Here, the Masonic Home partners with Masonic lodges and Eastern Star chapters throughout the state, matching funds to provide for children in local communities. Tens of thousands of children have received necessities like winter clothing, school supplies, hygiene products, eyeglasses, and food, among…