Freemasonry as a whole gives large sums to
charity, and these monies are contributed by masons directly, from
their own pockets, rather than collected from members of the public.
You can read here more about the work of the Grand Charity.
Hampshire, our current big push is to help the Royal Masonic Trust for
Girls and Boys.
In addition, lodges support many local
charities. For example, our lodge has been keen recently to help the
Hampshire Air Ambulance Service.