THE first Masonic Charity Outlet in the nation opened this month in Cannington.
Residents are encouraged to donate, shop and volunteer at the store to support many charitable activities, community groups and people in need.
The Grand Lodge of Freemasons in WA has been operating for 118 years as a quiet achiever contributing millions of dollars.
Freemasons hope to improve upon its level of charity support each year; last year it contributed $1. 61 million.
The Albany Highway outlet store, open Tuesdays to Saturdays, will help with these fundraising efforts.
It was officially opened by the Grand Master of WA Freemasonry William Babe at a ceremony on Friday, March 2.
Dr Babe said the outlet was just the first for WA.
“This shop is our prototype, you will start to see other outlets springing up across the state over the next few years,” he said.
“Finding money to donate to charity it getting harder for all of us as the reality of meeting day to day costs hits our purses – this store offers the benefit of buying goods and knowing the funds will then be dedicated, through our Masonic Foundation, to WA charitable activities.”
For more information or to make a financial donation visit https://freemasonswa.org.au.