Our Purpose and Mission

So many reasons to join in our mission-- and so many ways to participate.

The members of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) are dedicated women and men who sincerely reflect the spirit of fraternal love and the desire to work together for good. OES provides our members with opportunities to give of their time to many projects that benefit mankind.

The Order of the Eastern Star offers the chance to make a difference, not only in the lives of individuals, but for entire communities. When natural disasters have occurred, our members are able to work together with our Masonic fraternity to provide financial support as well as vital supplies to assist displaced residents and help them rebuild their lives.

Our network of OES members throughout the world allows us to channel donations to where they're needed the most. By working together, our impact and accomplishments are greater.


We've helped dozens of organizations. Here are just a few.

Charity and Service have been cornerstones of OES since its founding more than 160 years ago. We support charities with financial gifts as well as donating our time in service. Some of the organizations we have recently helped include: