Our 2017 Bags for Kids Heroes!

"The Bags for Kids program is a visible reminder of people making a difference in a child's life."

- Ms. Bumala -  2nd grade teacher

In 1996 a few of the lodge brothers got together with an idea to support of

public schools in the Martinez area. We solicited donations from local merchants and businesses in the community. With the our other brothers of the lodge chipping in, the “Bags For Kids” program was set in motion. 


Today the program encompasses 5 schools in two districts in the Martinez area,  providing backpacks for nearly 500 second graders. The durable bags are filled with pencils, erasers, scissors, rulers, spiral bound note books and composition books.  Reports have returned that some of the original bags are headed for college, and the new crop of incoming second-graders are eagerly anticipating returning to school in the fall so they can get their bags.

This is truly a community effort, not only for the kids, but for the teachers who receive additional supplies as our donations may exceed targeted goals. Please invest with us in the future of Martinez School Kids.  We truly believe that we can change the world one backpack and one second grader at a time.

Our 21st Anniversary!

Help us fill our kids' bags in 2017 the easy way - Make an online contribution: