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No Mason Left Behind Project

Providing comfortable and safe accommodations for older Texas Masons & their loved ones at Texas Masonic Retirement Center--ALWAYS.

Your personal donation and contributions from Masonic organizations to the No Mason Left Behind Project help older Texas Masons and their loved ones who may be facing desperate poverty, unsafe living conditions, or other difficult choices.

Enjoying a hot, satisfying meal with friends happens every day at breakfast, lunch, and dinner for our residents. Unfortunately, we know some of our older brothers and their wives, widows, and mothers are hungry and live in unsafe surroundings. We fight this situation together through the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center.

     

We are proud to honor your donation! Our list of donor recognition awards follows the stories of those helped by the No Mason Left Behind Project. Check out our recognition Honor Roll listing of all donors at the $50 level or above for the 2019 year.

Steve, Anita, Ben, Anna, Martin, & Ruth Ann
Helped By Donations Like Yours

To help you understand the tremendous difference you make by supporting the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, we share the stories of our residents, with names changed to protect their privacy.

 

Amputated Leg, 20 Surgeries, & Caregiver Death - Steve's Story

In May 2017, Steve, 55, woke up alone in a Fort Worth hospital after surgery to amputate his right leg above the knee. Only four days before, he faced the loss of his caregiver and living arrangements when his cousin suffered a fatal stroke.

Facing Lung Cancer & Loneliness After a Life of Missionary Service - Anita's Story

Feeling alone and invisible in a small apartment in Houston, Anita, age 74, also faced serious health problems. Over the coming months she would be diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her bones.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Loss of Vision Isolated & Diminished Their Lives – Ben & Anna’s Story

“Our lives were getting really difficult. I was 84 and Anna was 82. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and that meant she really depended on me. Because my Because my vision was failing, I couldn’t drive and I couldn’t pay our bills without someone helping me."

Costs of Caring for Terminally Ill Wife Wiped Out Savings – Martin's Story

Martin quit his full-time job and took part-time positions to care for his terminally ill wife, Betsy. Even with insurance, the costs were overwhelming. In the five years prior to Betsy’s death, bills resulting from her catastrophic medical conditions wiped out their savings.

       

The No Mason Left Behind Project continues a legacy built on more than 100 years of generosity from Texas Masons. For more than a century, your donations have helped provide a safe haven for older Masons in need and their loved ones at Texas Masonic Retirement Center.

As all generations live longer, you can expect the need for charitable care services to continue to rise. Your support helps provide all-inclusive 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a-week accommodations at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, including medical services and nursing care. The cost of these benefits exceeds $2.5 million annually.

Do you know an older Texas Mason or family member needing help? The No Mason Left Behind Project is a living promise to care for our aging brothers and their loved ones. Check out our eligibility requirements for living at Texas Masonic Retirement Center or give us a call at 817-275-2893.

Your donation is tax-deductible. Texas Masonic Retirement Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation to the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Center is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Personal Donations Matter! Individuals Donate Majority of Funds
Your personal donation makes a tremendous difference and we honor your benevolence with many forms of recognition.  Read more in the summary below about ways we recognize your donation.

Lodge Donations Make Tremendous Difference
Check our Lodge Donation Summary for more information about Lodge donations and recognition.

Donate Online or By Mail
Feel free to use our convenient and secure online donation form or if you prefer to mail your donation, we are glad to provide a mail-in donation form.

Recognition for Your Personal Donation
(Our 2020 donation year begins Sept. 1, 2019, and ends Aug. 31, 2020)

$50 - $99 Membership Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities
•You receive a 2019 membership in the No Mason Left Behind Project
•You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on posters or banners at Texas Masonic Family Day 2019, at the Grand Opening Celebration event for The Keystone high rise, and at the 2019 Grand Lodge booth for Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
•You receive a special 2019 lapel pin showing your support for the No Mason Left Behind Project and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.
You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on our dedicated Texas Masonic Retirement Center web page saluting donors to this project. This Honor Roll will also be featured with a link in our quarterly e-newsletter.
(Our 2020 donation year begins Sept. 1, 2019, and ends Aug. 31, 2020)

$100 - $499 Honor Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities
•You are included in an Honor Roll listing in the event program and on a recognition poster at the Grand Opening Celebration for The Keystone high rise.
•You receive a 2019 membership in the No Mason Left Behind Project.
•You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on posters or banners at Texas Masonic Family Day 2019, at the Grand Opening Celebration event for The Keystone high rise, and at the 2019 Grand Lodge booth for Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
•You receive a special 2019 lapel pin showing your support for the No Mason Left Behind Project and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.
You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on our dedicated Texas Masonic Retirement Center web page saluting donors to this project. This Honor Roll will also be featured with a link in our quarterly e-newsletter.
(Our 2020 donation year begins Sept. 1, 2019, and ends Aug. 31, 2020)

$500 - $999 Tribute Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities
•You receive a desktop award recognizing your donation.
•You are recognized in a special Honor Roll listing in the event program. and on a recognition poster at the Grand Opening Celebration for The Keystone high rise.
•You receive a 2019 membership in the No Mason Left Behind Project.
•You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on posters or banners at Texas Masonic Family Day 2019, at the Grand Opening Celebration event for The Keystone high rise, and at the 2019 Grand Lodge booth for Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
•You receive a special 2019 lapel pin showing your support for the No Mason Left Behind Project and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.
You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on our dedicated Texas Masonic Retirement Center web page saluting donors to this project. This Honor Roll will also be featured with a link in our quarterly e-newsletter.
(Our 2020 donation year begins Sept. 1, 2019, and ends Aug. 31, 2020)

$1,000 - $4,999 Legacy Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities
•You are honored with a large desktop award and on a special Honor Roll listing as a supporting donor on a banner displayed at Texas Masonic Retirement Center. You will also be recognized among donors at this level by the Master of Ceremonies at the Grand Opening Celebration for The Keystone high rise.
•You receive a 2019 membership in the No Mason Left Behind Project
•You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on posters or banners at Texas Masonic Family Day 2019, at the Grand Opening Celebration event for The Keystone high rise, and at the 2019 Grand Lodge booth for Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
•You receive a special 2019 lapel pin showing your support for the No Mason Left Behind Project and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter
You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on our dedicated Texas Masonic Retirement Center web page saluting donors to this project. This Honor Roll will also be featured with a link in our quarterly e-newsletter.
(Our 2020 donation year begins Sept. 1, 2019, and ends Aug. 31, 2020)

 $5,000 or More - Regency Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities
•You are honored with a premium wall plaque award and a special Honor Roll listing as a major supporting donor on a banner displayed at Texas Masonic Retirement Center. You will also be individually recognized by the Master of Ceremonies at the Grand Opening Celebration for The Keystone high rise.
•You receive a 2019 membership in the No Mason Left Behind Project
•You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on posters or banners at Texas Masonic Family Day 2019, at the Grand Opening Celebration event for The Keystone high rise, and at the 2019 Grand Lodge booth for Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
•You receive a special 2019 lapel pin showing your support for the No Mason Left Behind Project, a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter, and invitations to special members-only events.
You are recognized in Honor Roll listings on our dedicated Texas Masonic Retirement Center web page saluting donors to this project. This Honor Roll will also be featured with a link in our quarterly e-newsletter.
(Our 2020 donation year begins Sept. 1, 2019, and ends Aug. 31, 2020)

Your donation of any amount is appreciated and helps provide for Texas Masons and their loved ones.

        

You can use our secure online donation service--just press one of the buttons above. Or, print out and mail in a donation form. We look forward to recognizing your kindness and benevolence.

If you prefer to mail your individual donation, just print out and complete the form below:

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Amazon Smile Program - Donate With Every Amazon Purchase

Purchase items on Amazon.com and a portion of your purchase can be donated to Texas Masonic Retirement. Sign up for the Amazon Smile program and help our residents.

Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving

For more than 100 years, gifts received through wills and other planned giving options have built a tremendous foundation of care for older Texas Masons and their loved ones.  We will be glad to visit with you personally to better explain the many options available for planned giving.  Feel free to call Gary Blair, Superintendent, at 817.275.2893 or send an email to gary@MasonicLiving.org.

Planned Giving Options:

  • Wills
  • Life Insurance
  • Securities/Stocks
  • Living Trusts
  • Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities

Donate Items For Our Residents

Our residents enjoy and benefit from your donations of many different items. We pass your donations on to our residents, all free-of-charge. We welcome your donations of:

  • Personal items
    New and unopened toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, beauty products, and shaving supplies. Check out our list of needed items.
  • Entertainment Items
    Playing cards, games, puzzles, books, videos, and music
  • Clothing
    New and gently used clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry and related items
  • Medical Equipment
    New and gently used medical equipment such as motorized and standard wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical items

If you would like more information on donating to Texas Masonic Retirement Center, we invite you to call Gary Blair, Superintendent, at 817.275.2893. We also encourage you to learn more about our services through our video tourbrochure, list of services, and more.

We’re glad to answer questions and provide information. Feel free to check out our Frequently Asked Questions. We also welcome your call to 817.275.2893 or email to info@YourTMRC.org

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