Want to make a difference in the life of a child and his family?
Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself?
Want to have fun while helping others?
The Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America (LOSNA) was founded over 110 years ago. The aim and goals of the Ladies’ Oriental Shrine, as set forth at the organizational meeting in 1903, are to promote sociability, good fellowship and the betterment of all Ladies connected with the organization. When the Shriners founded the Shrine Hospitals for Children and the first hospital was built in 1922, the Ladies committed to supporting the Shrine’s official philanthropy. The Shrine’s 22 hospitals offer treatment in orthopedics, burn care, cleft lip & palate and spinal cord injury. These treatments are provided regardless of the patient’s or family’s ability to pay.
Today the Courts across North America continue to support the hospitals through sewing projects, research projects and other areas of interest. Each Court not only raises funds for the hospitals, but they donate clothing, stuffed animals, purchase equipment, staff the information desk in the various hospitals and serve as office personnel on a voluntary basis. The LOSNA contributes well over a half million dollars yearly to the Shrine Hospitals.
While the LOSNA is not an auxiliary of Shriners International but a separate and distinct Order, we are passionate about helping Shriners help kids.
Our Mission: The Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America promotes fun, fraternal fellowship Philanthropic endeavors supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children and community based charities.
Lady Lynda Stone, Grand High Priestess Bokhara Court No. 22, Toronto, On, Canada for 2019-2020
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Grand High Priestess Special Project 2019 – 2020
Each year the Grand High Priestess of L.O.S.N.A. is empowered to create a special project that will offer all the Ladies and Courts across the world to donate funds that will help the Shriners Hospitals for Children in their great care for the children. Being from Canada, I am honored to announce that the Montreal, Canada Hospital Shearwave Elastography System will be one of my main focus. However, each of the other Shrine Hospitals has specific needs that have been identified and hopefully we will be able to assist financially towards each of those needs. Every Shriners hospital is unique in their care, treatment and diagnosis for the children and therefore the specific funding.