If you are going to donate to some charities this holiday season, I strongly recommend following this link and donating to the Shriners’ Hospitals. The Shriners are Masons and their hospitals give free and topnotch care to children who have been injured in fires, are born with birth defects, etc. Our own lodge was very privileged to see a local family who was helped by a Shriners hospital. The baby was born with his fingers fused together and the hospital separated them at no cost to the family – who could not have afforded any medical procedure.
I know there are a lot of charities out there that are hurting, but please consider the Shriners. Many Masons also volunteer their vehicles and time to drive sometimes a state or two away, pick up children and their families, and drive them to a Shriners hospital so they can receive care with dignity – free of charge. The children are worth it….so the Shriners are worth it.