Placerville Programs

Placerville 26 has a long and notable history of providing for those in need; mostly in our local community but also nation-wide. Here are some of the groups and causes we support on a regular basis through fund-raisers and volunteering our time:

Boys and Girls Club

Through a wide range of programs on character and leadership development, physical fitness training, educational assistance, and health and life skills, the Boys and Girls Club's mission is to enable all young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

The Food Bank of El Dorado County

The Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women's shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, under privileged youth programs, youth shelters, soup kitchens, maternity homes and more.

The Center for Violence Free Relationships

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families, and communities free from sexual assault and domestic violence through education, advocacy, and services in western El Dorado County. Services include a 24-hour crisis line; emergency food, clothing and transportation; legal assistance and accompaniment; a safe house, and community education.

New Morning Youth and Family Services

Founded in 1970 to address the growing drug epidemic affecting El Dorado County and its youth, New Morning has expanded its work to partner with schools, law enforcement, public agencies, and other nonprofit organizations to build a safety net for troubled children in our community. New Morning provides the County's only shelter for runaway, homeless, or abandoned youth.

Hangtown Hank

One of the few "man trailing" bloodhounds in California, Hangtown Hank is trained to find missing children, lost adults, and fugitives on the run. Hank is capable of trailing specific persons over long distances on aged trails in environments ranging from urban streets to remote forests. Although the City of Placerville provides resources for Hank's training, much of his support comes from private donations.

Grand Master's Projects

Each year, the new Grand Master of Masons in California sponsors an ambitious project to improve the lives of the citizens of California. These projects have consistently raised millions of dollars for efforts as diverse as establishing a permanent endowment for the training of oncology nurses, taking WWII veterans to the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C., and contributing to childhood literacy.

Masonic Child Identification Program (CHIP)

Masonichip International is a 501(c)(3) public charity and resource for espousing Child Safety Education and assisting Masonic Safety Identification Program Events across North America. The program is recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a featured partner on their TAKE 25 Campaign..."Take 25 minutes for Child Safety."