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Social WelfareWyandotte Lodge No. 3 Donates $5,000 to Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Kansas Masonic Foundation Supports Local Kansas Masonic Lodge With Transitional Housing Donation

Kansas City, Kansas (November 17, 2023)—The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities, has partnered with Wyandotte Lodge No. 3 to donate $5,000 to Hillcrest Transitional Housing, an organization transitioning individuals and families from homelessness to self-sufficiency. 

Founded in 1856, Wyandotte Lodge No. 3 is a Kansas Masonic lodge dedicated to Freemasonry, the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. The lodge has 185 members and supports various community organizations, including the Robert’s Place Emergency Shelter for Children in Crisis, the Sunflower House, Cross-Lines Community Outreach, the local fire department, and the local police department. The Brothers at Wyandotte Lodge No. 3 also regularly assist with community blood drives and cancer screenings for county residents, in addition to their contributions to KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. 

“Hillcrest Transitional Housing has a proven method to move individuals and families from homelessness to self-sufficiency,” said Wyandotte Lodge No. 3 Secretary Wayne Rector. “They serve over 1,020 children, individuals, and families each year through their five residential sites in Johnson, Wyandotte, and Jackson County, and have been recognized for best practices by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.”

To further their mission of assisting others in the community, the Brothers at Wyandotte Lodge No. 3 have teamed up with the Kansas Masonic Foundation to donate $5,000 to Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Unlike other organizations focused on one-time or emergency care, Hillcrest Transitionary Housing’s primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve. Additionally, they offer intensive case management for residents and advocate for action on homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, and hunger. Wyandotte Lodge No. 3 has supported the organization since 2022, and this year’s funds donated will continue to help support homelessness in the area. A formal donation announcement will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at noon at Wyandotte Lodge No. 3.

About the Kansas Masonic Foundation:
As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and supporting fellow Masons and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $50 million in Kansas communities and individuals through funding academic, scientific, and charitable endeavors. For additional information about the Kansas Masonic Foundation and to get involved, click here.

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