Charity and philanthropy is a primary mission of our valley!
We support the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Scottish Rite Dormitory, Almoner Fund and Scottish Rite ROTC / JROTC Program and many others.
By including the Scottish Rite's charities in your estate plans, you join a group of distinguished individuals who serve as role models to future generations.
SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
TSRHC treats children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as sports injuries, certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. With the assistance of the Scottish Rite the TSRHC has assisted more than 25000 children at zero costs for their care.
The Scottish Rite helps fund the Scottish Rite Dormitory for students of University of Texas at Austin, known affectionately as SRD since 1922, is situated on seven expansive and gorgeous acres just one block north of the university. Close to the hustle and bustle of UT, SRD has maintained the elegant traditions of the past and blends them with modern amenities to provide a special place where the whole person is considered and supported. SRD’s friendly staff is available to help with every need, from the routine maintenance repair to emotional support in times of stress or joy. We believe SRD offers a unique living environment that goes beyond the scope of any other dormitory.
The sole purpose of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Texas is to be administer the operations of the Lee Lockwood Texas Scottish Rite library and Museum. Toward this goal the Library and Museum collects, catalogs, and preserves for the use and enlightenment of present and future generations the history of Freemasonry in Texas, as well as nationally.and internationally. The Library and Museum accepts responsibility for these collections as a public trust, utilizing these collections for educational programs and exhibits, and for research.
The House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc. was created by the Supreme Council, 33°, to maintain, support, and enhance the House of the Temple as an architectural landmark and as the national headquarters of the Southern Jurisdiction of Freemasonry.
ALMONER'S FUND & SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
The Galveston Valley of the Scottish Rite also maintains both an Almoner's Fund for community usage and a Sickness and Distress fund for our membership should any one of our worthy brethren fall on hard times and require a helping hand. The generosity of the Brethren giving donations to either of these funds makes it possible to provide assistance to those in need of emergency assistance with the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, and shelter.
Any brother having knowledge of somebody who needs assistance should contact the Almoner. An inquiry will promptly follow and, if found worthy, assistance will be granted. All names and information are of a confidential nature and must be kept strictly confidential at all times. Under no circumstances do we want to cause embarrassment to anyone in a time of distress.