Masonic Assistance Program (MAP)

Hudson Lodge № 510 and the Scottish Rite Valley of Akron are once again preparing to assemble baskets for The Masonic Assistance Program and to deliver them to those in need in Summit County on Saturday December 18, 2021.

As a first step, team members of the Masonic Assistance Program (MAP) will be visiting Summit County Lodges in October to “Pass the Hat” to fund this worthwhile annual endeavor. Here is the schedule for “Passing the Hat” at Summit County Lodges

Lodge / Date
Hudson № 510 – Monday, 10/4
Mt. Akra № 680 – Monday, 10/4
National № 568 – Tuesday, 10/5
Meridian Sun № 69 – Wednesday, 10/6
New Franklin № 803 – Wednesday, 10/6
Coventry-Akron № 83 – Thursday, 10/7
Summit № 213 – Thursday, 10/7
Star № 187 – Monday, 10/11
Victory № 649 – Tuesday, 10/12
Ashlar № 639 – Wednesday, 10/13

If a member is unable to attend the meeting and wishes to donate, a check can be made out to The Aroba Lodge of Perfection (with MAP on the memo line) to:

George Tilden, Secretary
AASR Valley of Akron
2307 Sackett Ave
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

For thirty years, through the generosity of the members of the Masonic Lodges in Summit County and other caring individuals, more than 100 families have been assisted with food baskets or vouchers at Christmas and throughout the year. Each basket or voucher is valued at $50.

In preparation for this project, we will be contacting Summit County Masons requesting their assistance in fundraising, soliciting names of needy families, and soliciting volunteers for the basket assembly and delivery. Please stay tuned for further details later this later this fall.

If you are interested in assisting the team, or if you have questions, please email us at

Thanks for considering this important Masonic charitable endeavor. Given the seemingly unrelenting torrent of difficulty and unintended negative consequences of this pandemic, we hope we can help you to add more positive energy to all local citizens and to contribute to the general good, during the holidays and throughout the year.