More than 75 women are widowed each month by a Pennsylvania Mason. The Widows’ Guild program seeks to identify, honor and assist these women in their respective communities through events, communications and by connecting them with one another.
Members of the Guild receive a Masonic Blue Slipper Pin, which is a universal symbol among Masons that identifies the wearer as the widow of a Mason. Members also receive a personalized membership card to the Widows’ Guild. On the back side of the card is the toll-free telephone number for the Masonic Outreach Program. As a Masonic widow (whether or not you are a member of the Widows’ Guild), the Masonic Outreach Program can assist you in your time of need.
Services offered through the Masonic Outreach Program include financial assistance for eligible widows, access to legal and financial counsel and information about local, state and federal programs that can provide assistance. For those needing medical equipment, the Loan Closet offers durable medical equipment for use on a short-term basis.
To become a member of the Widows’ Guild, sign up to receive “Blue Slipper Stories” or to access the Widows’ Guild Directory, contact the Masonic Charities relations administrator at 717-367-1121, ext. 33497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.