The Charitable Trust has grown thanks to money from grants, individual and corporate donations, individual lodges, estate planning, bequests and fund raisers.  All funds have been invested appropriately to ensure protection and longevity.

To qualify, a recipient must have been a District 3 SON member at least five years, be recommended for a helping hand by a member and complete the application.  These criteria are then reviewed by the Trustees which include the District President, Vice President, Counselor, Secretary and Treasurer. The selection process and results are confidential.

The Counselor manages the day-to-day business of administering the Charitable Trust and communicates monthly with the beneficiaries who continuously express their gratitude and heartfelt appreciation. Some of our beneficiaries have told us:

As per our conversation earlier this week, I am writing to express my gratitude for my monthly checks- without them I simply would not be able to pay my bills ………………………

I am without words. God bless you and the Third District Trust. Please let me them know that gratitude isn’t a big enough word, there are no words. I just broke down in the happiest tears ……………………..

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the monthly checks sent to me. I have had months where I can have heat or I can eat and I can’t tell you how much of a blessing the check each month is. You have given me some hope when there wasn’t any to find


To learn more about the Charitable Trust, contact our Counselor at



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