Shriners International is the Shriners' fraternal organization. Shriners are members of Shriners International.
The fraternity is based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth, with nearly 200 temples (chapters) in 40 countries, and thousands of clubs around the world.
While members enjoy the fraternity's fun and fellowship, they are also deeply committed to their philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Shriners International founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. What began as one hospital is now a world-renowned health care system with permanent locations in three countries and additional patient connections through outreach clinics and telehealth sites around the world. Nearly 100 years after its founding, the fraternity continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, which provides pediatric specialty care, regardless of the families' ability to pay.
Shriners are known for their compassion for others and for being active participants in their communities. Shriners help make the world a better place. Our mission is simple and our stories are defined by our shared pursuit of bettering ourselves and the world around us.
The mission of Shriners International is to:
Wondering what Shriners are all about? It’s simple. Being a Shriner is a life choice foremost to have fun and stand for integrity, upholding our Masonic tenets and service to others. Commitment to your brothers, to fun and our philanthropy is central to lifelong fellowship as a Shriner.
Shriners find their best selves through building their own fun and fellowship experience. Yes, adulting and fun do go together. You can do both with Shriners. When you focus on fun, every activity transforms into fellowship.