8 thoughts on “Shriners for Kids”

  1. Wow, Norma, it’s a long time since I don’t visit your blog! I see you’ve had a lot of fun and colourful activities! That’s so great!

  2. Shriners and others do some good for people in need.

    I think your photo of this event is great and when I saw it on the portal I didn’t think of Shriners. I just thought it was some big guy in a toy airplane.

    Thank you for your visit to my blog.

  3. I’ve always thought these men were still enjoying their childhood and that by doing so they identified with the innocence and dependency of children everywhere.

  4. The Shriners do such a great work all across the country. I know they have helped so many children hospitalized with debilitating problems.
    Great shot of these fine men.

  5. I did a quick check. I couldn’t find current figures, but in 1997 Masonic philanthropies gave 750 million dollars in the United States. I am sure that has significantly increased in the last 10 years. For the longest time the Masons were the largest philanthropic givers in the US. They tell me that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, since the gifts from Warren Buffet now give approximately 1.5 billion worldwide. The various Masonic organizations, such as the Shriners with their hospitals and transportation system, which provides FREE care to its patients give over half that much in the United States alone. I have no idea about the Masonic giving world wide.

    The focus of the various Shrine Units is to have fun, add frivolity to life, and to provide care for children in particular.

  6. The Twin Cities has a huge hospital complex for children that has done the community and its patients a world of good.

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