Freemasonry is actively engaged in the greater Rhode Island community.  Masonic Grand Lodge Charities of Rhode Island, Inc. supports a number of civic and social charitable organizations throughout the state through its grant program and provides scholarships for qualified students. The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island supports the Lawton-Hodges Floor at Rhode Island Hospital, which treats childhood illnesses. Other Masonic charitable programs include the medical equipment facility located at Buttonwoods in Warwick, RI. This facility provides medical equipment, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs and walkers, to Masons and non-Masons at no charge. The Child Identification Program (ChIP), offered at no cost, gives families an information kit that can be turned over to authorities in the event the child is missing.

Robert J. Allen Medical Equipment Distribution Center

Medical Equipment Needed

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact: Br. Robert J. Allen, PGM on the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184 or 401.246.0865.   You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Child Identification Program

VOLUNTEER!
It's a volunteer service and you can join the team using this form.

All ChIP events are on the website calendar.

"CH.I.P" - as it is known throughout the Rhode Island Masonic community - stands for the Child Identification Program adopted by the Freemasons of Rhode Island which provides a significant community service to the many communities in Rhode Island.

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Passport Program

The Grand Lodge Passport program is designed to encourage all members of our Rhode Island lodges to travel and visit every other lodge and Districts within our Grand Jurisdiction. This will foster better fraternal relations within our District and throughout this Grand Jurisdiction.

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Master Mason Rookie Award

The future of our fraternity and our ability to continue to grow our membership is highly dependent on being able to engage and integrate our new members into the activities of the lodge. When new members become involved and active in their respective lodges they become the best prospects for new candidates for that lodge. The Master Mason Rookie Award is an official means by which we can achieve the membership goals.  

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