We are men sharing our best lives. Fun is our cornerstone and philanthropy is our keystone to fellowship. Brotherhood, family, compassion and service to others are in our foundation.
Shriners are first to fun, you will have the opportunity to connect with your brothers, build your own fraternal experience and make a difference in the lives of children through your international philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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WHAT IS SHRINERS INTERNATIONAL?
Shriners International is the Shriners' fraternal organization. Shriners are members of Shriners International.
The fraternity is based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in 40 countries, and thousands of clubs around the world.
While members enjoy the fraternity's fun and fellowship, they are also deeply committed to their philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Shriners International founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. What began as one hospital is now a world-renowned health care system with permanent locations in three countries and additional patient connections through outreach clinics and telehealth sites around the world. Nearly 100 years after its founding, the fraternity continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, which provides pediatric specialty care, regardless of the families' ability to pay.
Shriners are known for their compassion for others and for being active participants in their communities. Shriners help make the world a better place. Our mission is simple and our stories are defined by our shared pursuit of bettering ourselves and the world around us.
The mission of Shriners International is to:
Be the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
Provide attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie.
Foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
Serve mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.