News & Updates

December 28, 2015


Shriners International:


Shriners Hospitals:

“You can’t put a price on what we do, so we do it for free”


Shriners are known for their colorful parades, circuses, and clowns. But there is also a serious side to this international fraternity of approximately 262,000 men, belonging to 191 Shrine Temples or chapters throughout North America and the world of whom of which are all Freemasons.

For a little over 85 years, the Shrine has operated a world-class network of specialized hospitals that treat children with orthopedic conditions, burns of all degrees, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate, up to their 18th birthday, free of charge.

In 2015 Shriners own and operate 22 hospitals in North America and the world.

No Way! Free of Charge! But Why?

Shriner’s mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. Shriners pledged to be the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in patient and family centered environment.
Shriners have to maintain a $5 Billion net worth operation;
Yes, I said $5 Billion – All Shriners at some point in their lives will put in a tremendous amount of charity work, all of course free of charge.

All Shriners have one thing in common; Priority to ensure that less fortunate children receive the treatment they need to live a normal life like everyone else in this world – As one esteemed brother put it; “you can’t put a price on what we do, so we do it for free”.

So why do we do what we do for Kids?

How do you become a Shriner?

by Zuhrah Shriners
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How can I help Shriners Hospitals?

There are many ways to directly help Shriners Hospitals:

  1. Donate money. Select your gift amount and choose to donate money directly to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities. Pay online with a credit card or Paypal, or send a check in the mail. Donations are tax deductible.
  2. Donate goods to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Womens General Auxiliary. Check this list for needed items. Donations are tax deductible.
  3. Order merchandise and products from the Womens General Auxiliary. Choose from a variety of items
  4. Save your pop tabs! The Womens General Auxiliary collects pop tabs. The tabs are recycled and the money from the recycling goes into our Wheelchair Fund.
  5. Donate time. The SHFC-TC is in need of trained volunteers to conduct tours and certain activities at the SHFC-TC. The Volunteer program is managed by the SHFC-TC, not through the Womens Auxiliary. Contact the SHFCTC to obtain a Volunteer Application form, please email or call 612-596-6100.

Drop off donations and pop tabs:

Womens General Auxiliary
Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Twin Cities
2025 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414