The three Great Principles by which we stand are Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.
Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes.
Every year, the Provincial Grand Master chooses the charities for which the Masons self raise funds toward. In addition to this, there are regular charities that receive donations.
There are 10 Craft lodges within the Province of Guernsey and Alderney, the Master of each can choose Charities that will also receive donations from his lodge.