Mokanna is very involved in our community as a group and as individuals. We help support our local elementary schools, basic needs for a local home for special needs children, and child safety. We also are partners and mentors in various Youth Groups. These groups have helped shape the moral foundation and character of some famous and important people throughout history, such as Walt Disney and former President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Please take a look below at some of the wonderful organizations we support. We accept donations for these wonderful organizations and programs. If you would like to donate through check, please contact us.
MASONIC CHILD ID PROGRAM
The Masonic Child ID Program is a public service offered throughout the state of Florida at NO COST, to the Parents and guardians of children of all ages, infants to teenagers. The program provides a professionally videotaped record of a child or young person's unique visual appearance, mannerisms, voice, and very specific answers to very specific questions. The parents or guardian are given the ONLY copy, along with some helpful information and a form on which to record other vital information. These are to be given to the authorities in the event of the child missing for proper identification and for use with facial recognition software.
International Order of Rainbow Girls is a nonprofit organization that strives to give girls the tools, training, and encouragement to let their individual spirits shine bright. By providing members with a safe, fun, caring environment where responsible, older girls can interact and mentor younger girls through family involvement. Every day, across the globe, hundreds of thousands of girls come together to laugh, share, and grow through fun events and challenging workshops designed to empower girls of all ages. Rainbow Girls volunteer for their community and travel around the world, visiting other clubs and making lots of new friends. Along the way, they gather invaluable life skills that help them become the best daughter, sister, student, and friend they can be.
By participating in fun events and activities, keeping up with new friends, and traveling to different cities and states, members experience the excitement of what a productive life has to offer. From volunteering for different charities, working to improve their public speaking, to mastering the lessons of Rainbow, members tackle lots of challenging hurdles but ultimately walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Whether they dream of becoming a successful veterinarian, a talented musician or a loving mother, Rainbow Girls learn that they can accomplish anything and that they can make a difference.
Rainbow Girls are between the ages of 11 and 20 years old. Rainbow welcomes everyone, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. You do not have to be Christian to join, but parents can be assured that the values promoted by Rainbow are positive and uplifting. The lessons encourage members to be strong in spirit and kind in heart, respectful toward nature, and giving toward all humanity.
DeMolay International is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide.
DeMolay alumni include Walt Disney, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite, football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton, legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, news anchor David Goodnow and many others. Each has spoken eloquently of the life-changing benefits gained from their involvement in DeMolay.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
As probably the most well known youth group, The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character. Mokanna proudly assists and supports our local Boy Scout Troops.
Job's Daughters International is a Masonic affiliated youth organization for girls and young women aged 10 to 20. Job's Daughters welcomes many religions and cultures. The only religious standard is a belief in a Supreme being. JDI promotes itself as a sorority "where girls rule", however, there is a large and multilayered assortment of adult guidance and interaction. Job's Daughters prepares members to face life's challenges with courage, confidence, and poise. Job's Daughters are active in their communities, plan and participate in numerous philanthropic activities, and are devoted to helping disadvantaged children.
Family relationship to a Free and Accepted Mason is no longer a prerequisite for membership. In order to apply for membership in Job's Daughters, one must be a girl between the ages of 10 and 20. Until August 2015, the girl must be related to a Master Mason or Majority Member. Now, she may be sponsored by a Majority Member and Master Mason if no relation is found.
LOCKHART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BACKPACK FUND
We collect donations for backpacks and school supplies for the Lockhart Elementary School. Our goal is to send the children back to school with new backpacks and supplies, plus school supplies for each teacher to teach their class properly.
ROSEMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL S.T.E.M. PROGRAM
The S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Technology) Program is an important part of all levels of education. To provide hands on learning and to better prepare all students, the Makerspace has become an important addition to schools and public libraries. According to Makerspace.com, it is a "collaborative workspace that uses high tech materials (3-D printers, sewing machines) to low tech materials (Legos, cardboard) for making, learning, exploring and sharing." Rosemont Elementary has taken the initial steps to provide Makerspace opportunities for their students and their education. It is our goal to help them to continue growing their S.T.E.M. program through donations.
THE RUSSELL HOME FOR ATYPICAL CHILDREN