Howard Lodge Runs Their Second Bikes for Books Program

If your lodge has wanted to implement the Bikes for Books program in a school in your area, look for inspiration no further than Howard Lodge, No. 69 in Winterport, Maine.  The Masons of Howard Lodge have finished their second year of the Bikes for Books program and have worked with the staff at the

MEChip in the News

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has long been a proud supporter of the child identification program run by the Masons in Maine.  MEChip recently got some great publicity for their work at an event in North Yarmouth. Watch the coverage from WMTW News 8 here. If your lodge would like to get involved in a MEChip event,

“A bike can take you places, so can books”

The single fastest growing program sponsored by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is the Masonic Bikes for Books program.  Many lodges around the state have adopted this program with wild success.  There is nothing more picturesque than the smile of a child with a new bicycle, especially as a reward for their efforts in reading.

The Ira Berry Lodge Bikes for Books Winners

Six lucky readers at the Blue Hill Consolidated School won brand new Huffy bicycles on May 26 through the by the Bikes for Books program sponsored by the local Masonic Lodge, Ira Berry Lodge No. 128. The students from left are Tillie Marsh (standing in for winner Danielle Johnston), Miriam Nelson, Mazie Smallidge, MaKenzie Grindle, and Vanessa Sherwood.