Grand Lodge Programs in The Community
Freemasonry is actively engaged in the greater Rhode Island community.  Masonic Grand Lodge Charities of Rhode Island, Inc. supports a number of civic and social charitable organizations throughout the state through its grant program and provides scholarships for qualified students. The Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island supports the Lawton-Hodges Floor at Rhode Island Hospital, which treats childhood illnesses. Other Masonic charitable programs include the medical equipment facility located at Buttonwoods in Warwick, RI. This facility provides medical equipment, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs and walkers, to Masons and non-Masons at no charge.

Robert J. Allen Medical Equipment Distribution Center

Medical Equipment Needed and available

We have available free of charge a wide variety of equipment: Walkers - Canes - Wheelchairs - Commodes - Shower Chairs - Electric Hospital Beds - Lift Chairs - Transport Chairs - Ramps. 

Please keep in mind that all equipment is distributed on a first come first serve basis. If you know of someone in need or has equipment they would like to donate, let us know and we will make the arrangements.  Tax-deductible charitable receipts are available on most pieces of larger equipment. We are located at the second entrance gate at the Buttonwoods Masonic Youth Center on Long Street in Warwick.

If you are in need of medical equipment or have equipment you would like to donate contact the Medical Equipment Center cell phone at 401.451.0184 or 401.246.0865.   You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

See our other Programs in the Community at Grand Lodge Masonic Charities