Here at the Valley of Portland, we strive every day to “walk the talk” regarding our Scottish Rite values. Because Service to Humanity is one of those core values, we Masons are givers and doers—continually donating our time, talent, and resources to help others. This values-driven mission helps Scottish Rite Masons positively impact thousands of lives each year.
Why Donate to the Blue Envelope Appeal?
Each year, the Blue Envelope Appeal offers you the chance to donate funds in a high-impact way that changes countless lives for the better. Your donation—pooled with those of your Masonic brothers—empowers and enhances your community by:
- Assisting distressed Master Masons, their widows, and their orphans financially and physically through the Grand Almoner’s Fund;
- Equipping children with dyslexia with the skills they need to approach learning with eagerness and without fear;
- Providing financial support to hundreds of students each year to help with the high cost of college;
- Allowing visitors to experience the home of our new Masonic Hall of Fame, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, as it works to restore, preserve, and share one of the largest collections of Masonic memorabilia and fraternal artifacts in the world.
Compete in a Kind-Hearted Contest
Each year we turn our Blue Envelope Appeal into a fun, kind-hearted contest to generate maximum participation. This year will be no different! Your donation to the Blue Envelope Appeal will help the Valley of Portland compete with the rest of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in a service-to-humanity contest in which we will recognize the Top 3 Valleys in the following categories:
- Total dollars donated by members to the Blue Envelope Appeal;
- Total number of members donating to the Blue Envelope Appeal;
- Highest percentage of members donating to the Blue Envelope Appeal.
The winning Valley in each category will be highlighted in our 2023 Impact Report and receive widespread recognition on social media. And here’s another huge incentive: Donors from the three winning Valleys will be entered in a drawing to win a shopping spree to The Masonic Marketplace.
Living Our Values Today and Tomorrow
You should have received your Blue Envelope Appeal information in the mail in October. If you did not and/or have any questions about the effort, please contact the Valley of Portland here.
If you have already mailed your donation, THANK YOU! If not, we urge you to mail your donation soon. Join your fellow Scottish Rite Masons in helping to make the world a better place!
Want to Learn More About the Valley of Portland?
Additional information about the Valley of Portland is available here and at our website here. Interested in learning more about local events? Visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date and informed about upcoming events.
New brothers interested in completing the application process can do so by filling out the online application here.