Geneva Masonic Lodge No. 139 has concluded its Socks for Souls 2015 Campaign by donating more than 400 pairs of socks to Lazarus House, a homeless shelter in St. Charles.
The Socks for Souls campaign was started by Worshipful Master Brian Marra to help clothe homeless in the area, states a news release.
“The goal of 160 pairs of socks was set to match the lodge’s 160-year anniversary this past November,” states the release. “Having more than doubled that goal was a great achievement. Heartfelt thanks go out to the brethren of St. Charles Unity Masonic Lodge No. 48 for a donation of 160 pairs of socks!”
Geneva Masonic Lodge, located at 10 S. Second St. in Geneva, has been “Making Good Men Better since 1852” – states the release, noting that Freemasonry is perhaps the oldest fraternity still active today.
It was publicly organized in 1717 with the formation of the Grand Lodge of England and based upon traditions at least as old as the late 14th century, the release states.
Freemasonry does not publicly solicit for membership. Those interested in learning more about Freemasonry and Geneva Masonic Lodge 139, specifically, may find information at www.genevamasoniclodge.org.