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.

Child Identification Program

To Volunteer, select the date you are able to attend from the list of upcoming dates, and click on the “Sign Up To Volunteer Now” button. 

"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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