The No Mason Left Behind Project helps provide comfortable and safe accommodations for older Texas Masons & their loved ones at Texas Masonic Retirement Community--ALWAYS.  

Your personal donation and contributions from Masonic organizations make a tremendous difference for those 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 Community.

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Want to mail in your donation? No problem!

Just click here for a donation form, print it out and mail in as shown on the form.
Thank you! We look forward to recognizing your kindness and benevolence.

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. We are proud to honor all donors of $50 or more with an Honor Roll Listing. Our donation year starts on Sept. 1 and continues to Aug. 31 of the following year. Check out our Honor Roll for the current year and our Honor Roll for last year.

Larry, Carol, Gene, Alice, and More - 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 Community, we share the stories of our residents, with names changed to protect their privacy.

 

Lost Job, Few Resources, Amputated Leg – Larry’s Story

“I know I’ve found the right place for me here at Texas Masonic Retirement Community,” said Larry. “I get the help I need. Plus, I have lots of fun and the food is great!”

Homesick for Family & Needed Affordable Living – Carol’s Story

“Now I don’t have to worry about bills anymore and all those problems. It’s affordable for me to live in a nice place with good meals and lots of friends. I really like it here,” said Carol. “I get to see the relatives I missed so much and I’m very happy.”

Health Challenges & Retirement Fund Shortage – Gene’s Story

At age 76, Gene’s bright optimistic grin and twinkling eyes make him a popular resident at Texas Masonic Retirement Community. In spite of serious health issues including high blood pressure, diabetes and balance problems due to neuropathy, Gene exclaims, “It’s great to be a Mason!”

Rising Rent, Dwindling Savings, & Serious Medical Issues – Richard & Alice’s Story

Every year the rent went up, but their income didn’t go up. Just as things were looking up, Alice suffered a head injury and lay in a coma for four days, followed by four months of rehab in TMRC’s Nursing Care Area. At the same time, Richard’s problems with diabetes, kidney failure, and heart issues worsened.

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 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.

Home Repairs & Taxes Overwhelmed Ruth Ann's Tight Budget

Expenses were mounting for Ruth Ann Goodman, age 84. Her home outside Conroe, Texas, had problems. A new roof was needed, major plumbing repairs were called for, and now the local city authorities were talking about annexing her property. She spent hours creating embroidered table linens, handcrafted quilts, and monogrammed clothing to sell, in an effort to help make ends meet, but, her sewing income was not going to offset these daunting new financial challenges.

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 Community.

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 Community, 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 Community or give us a call at 817-275-2893.

Your donation is tax-deductible. Texas Masonic Retirement Community is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation to the No Mason Left Behind Project at Texas Masonic Retirement Community 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. Feel free to donate using the buttons below for our secure online donation form. Or, if you prefer to mail your donation, we are glad to provide a mail-in donation form. We look forward to paying tribute to your kindness and benevolence. A complete list of recognition awards and amenities is included below the donation buttons and in the online donation form.

Donations from Lodges, Chapters, Councils, OES, and other Masonic organizations make a tremendous difference!
Check our Lodge Donation Summary for more information about donating and recognition for your Masonic organization

Use the button below to donate online on behalf of your Masonic organization. Or, if you prefer to mail your donation, we are glad to provide a mail-in donation form.

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Recognition for Your Personal Donation
(Our donation year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year)

$50 - $99 Membership Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities

  • You will be  recognized at this donation level  on Honor Rolls displayed on posters and banners at Family Day, on the TMRC website, and at the TMRC booth at Grand Lodge. Check out our Honor Roll listings for this year and Honor Roll listings for last year.  Our donation year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year.
  • You will receive a special annual lapel pin and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.

$100 - $499 Honor Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities

  • You will be  recognized at this donation level  on Honor Rolls displayed on posters and banners at Family Day, on the TMRC website, and at the TMRC booth at Grand Lodge. Check out our Honor Roll listings for this year and Honor Roll listings for last year.  Our donation year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year.
  • You will receive a special annual lapel pin and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.

$500 - $999 Tribute Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities

  • You will be honored with a desktop award for your home or office
  • You will be  recognized at this donation level  on Honor Rolls displayed on posters and banners at Family Day, on the TMRC website, and at the TMRC booth at Grand Lodge. Check out our Honor Roll listings for this year and Honor Roll listings for last year.  Our donation year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year.
  • You will receive a special annual lapel pin and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.

$1,000 - $4,999 Legacy Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities

  • You will be honored with a large desktop award for your home or office
  • You will be recognized by the Master of Ceremonies at Family Day and on a special major donor poster displayed at Texas Masonic Retirement Community year around
  • You will be saluted at this level in a video displayed on the TMRC website, in the TMRC e-newsletter, and on social media.
  • You will be  recognized at this donation level  on Honor Rolls displayed on posters and banners at Family Day, on the TMRC website, and at the TMRC booth at Grand Lodge. Check out our Honor Roll listings for this year and Honor Roll listings for last year.  Our donation year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year.
  • You will receive a special annual lapel pin and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.

 $5,000 or More - Regency Level Donation
You are honored with these recognition amenities

  • You will be honored with a large wall plaque for your home or office
  • You will be recognized individually by the Master of Ceremonies at Family Day and on a special major donor poster displayed at Texas Masonic Retirement Community year around
  • You will be saluted at the highest giving level in a video displayed on the TMRC website, in the TMRC e-newsletter, and on social media.
  • You will be  recognized at this donation level  on Honor Rolls displayed on posters and banners at Family Day, on the TMRC website, and at the TMRC booth at Grand Lodge. Check out our Honor Roll listings for this year and Honor Roll listings for last year.  Our donation year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year.
  • You will receive a special annual lapel pin and a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter.

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 your choice of the buttons below:

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Want to mail in your donation? No problem!

Just click here or on the donation form below, print it out and mail in as shown on the form.
Thank you! We look forward to recognizing your kindness and benevolence.

 

 

 

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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@YourTMRC.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 Community, 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.