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What we're all about

Throughout our 100+ years, Eveleth Lodge No. 239 has been involved in the community. We have made numerous charitable donations, provided scholarships and school supplies, and volunteered assistance to many community events. In Minnesota alone, the Masonic Lodges and the Grand Lodge have donated over $1,000,000 in college scholarships to deserving students. In addition, The Masonic Cancer Center was given to the University of Minnesota, and $5.7 million has been donated for staff and equipment.

More than $20,000 is given each year to support the Veterans Hospital visitation program, and since 1983, the local Masonic Lodges have donated hundreds of glucose monitors to Minnesota public schools for use by diabetic children. There is also an assisted living facility in Bloomington, MN, called the Minnesota Masonic Home, which provides lifetime care to elderly Masons and relatives. Take a look below to see what else the Eveleth Masons are up to!

Eveleth Gilbert Girls Hockey

Special Olympics

Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for the Mesabi Thunder Special Olympics for those with intellectual disabilities


Provide fundraising help to send the Mountain Iron-Buhl archery team to state and national tournaments



Provide fundraising help to defray team costs in competition for the Virginia Tumblers


Girls' Hockey

Provide tournament transportation and meals for the Eveleth-Gilbert-Virginia Girls' Hockey team

childrens books
School Projects

Reading for Bikes Program

The Eveleth Lodge donated 12 bikes for children in grades 1-6 to the winners of the reading contest

CARE Commission

Sponsors the annual chemical-free grad party at Eveleth-Gilbert HS

Grad Parties

Providing fundraising efforts for the Mountain Iron-Buhl high school's All Night Grad Parties

Scholarship winner

Most recently, the Eveleth Lodge was able to give six $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. The amounts given annually are a combined donation from the Minnesota Masonic Charities and the Eveleth Masonic Lodge.  

Stuff the Ambulance
Fire Departments

The Lodge has held several pasty bake fundraisers to assist the department in its advertising of fire prevention month. The money goes toward brochures, smoke detectors, and refreshments for visiting school children. 

Merit Badges
Youth Programs

Boy Scouts

Iron Range Youth in Action

Generate awareness for youth in their community

Kids' ID Program

Funds used to collect a child's photo, voice sample, and DNA for the children's parents to have in case of a kidnapping/emergency

Chicagami Daycare

Apple Tree Learning Center

Job's Daughters of MN

A personal growth group for young girls

Army Medals

Lodge Past Master Doug Barchus, retired from the military along with his wife, have for a number of years provided cool ties for all active military members serving our country. He has since passed, but his legacy lives on.   

Pastor Mickey

Our community churches use the donations from the Lodge to help support the food shelf, Salvation Army, sending youth volunteer groups down to help Katrina flood victims rebuild, and much, much more!

Food for the Needy

United Way

Buddy Backpack Program to provide food over the weekend for needy students

Quad City Food Shelf

Serving four communities on the Iron Range

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Toys for Tots
Community Programs

Salvation Army

Stuff the Ambulance

Pasty donations for meals

National Child Safety Council

Child safety and drug education programs, including bullying, internet safety, ID theft, and helmet safety

Range Respite

Gives caregivers needed time away


12th Step House

Halfway house where teens and adults can go for help



To provide affordable programs for everyone in the community

Spain Team Fan

Spanish Booster Club

Provide the funds for the Virginia High School Spanish Club to take an educational trip to Spain


German Club

Provide the funds for the Virginia High School German Club to take an educational trip to Germany

Students in Music Room

The Eveleth Lodge has supported the Eveleth High School Band with an annual pasty bake, the funds of which are used for the band's trip to Florida every four years. 

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