Community Involvment

Lockhart Elementary -

Lockhart Elementary is a very good school that has some financial struggles.  Mokanna helps the school by donating money that is used to supply materials and information needed to perform experiments and enhance the learning experience.  Science enables students to acquire understanding of the world around them. Science process skills are lifelong learning processes that can be applied to any subject for understanding and explanation. These processes include: observing, classifying, measuring, comparing and contrasting, communicating, predicting, hypothesizing, inferring, identifying and manipulating variables, interpreting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions.

We raise money for Lockhart Elementary at our yearly Italian Dinner in July.  See the calendar or our Events page for more info.


Russell Home of Orlando -

The Russell Home was the first non-profit institution in the country for brain-damaged children. Today you would find quietly hanging in the home a dusty occupational license dated Nov. 13, 1951, when Mrs. Russell opened her home to the first child to "see if it would work out." Since then, the home has opened its doors to hundreds of youngsters, sometimes after hearing pleas from desperate parents, and in more than one instance, finding them just left on the doorstep.

The physical home consists of a nursery, dormitory wing, playrooms, living room areas, kitchen and large laundry room. The nursery, done up in bright colors with many posters and stuffed animals, is cheerful for the children. However, if you are ever fortunate enough to visit, bring plenty of tissue as you will find before the end of your visit you will not have a dry eye. The love that is in this home, expressed through the eyes, sounds, and smiles from the children will make you count your blessings for the simple things in life.

We raise money for the Russell Home at our yearly BBQ in October.  See the calendar or our Events page for more info.


Masonic Child ID Program -

This program was adopted by the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Florida in 1991, to provide a significant community service to the many communities in Florida.  All too often, we see or hear of a story of a lost, runaway or apparently abducted child.  This program is designed to facilitate the safe recovery of these youngsters by the authorities.

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 youn

 

g 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.

Mokanna performs this service for parents and guardians at our yearly Corn Boil in May.  See the calendar or our Events page for more info on the Corn Boil.  We also offer this service to other community groups or local events upon request.  See our contact page for more information on how to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make a request.