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Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission,
and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal. - Scottish Rite Creed



The Almoner is an officer of the Scottish Rite Bodies not found in Blue Lodges. He receives free-will offerings which he uses to assist those who have fallen in distress.

This fund, which is disbursed under the direction of the Almoner, may be used for any worthy charitable cause, be it in aid of the widow, orphan, the aged, the hungry, or the distressed. Such assistance to those in need is rendered without regard to creed, color, nationality or religion.

At all meetings of the Scottish Rite Bodies, the "Box of Fraternal Assistance" is passed so that the brothers may have the opportunity to participate in the Almoner's work. In addition, contributions will be accepted throughout the year.