Under protection, and with the support of the United Grand Lodges of Serbia, works since 2007, a Charity organization, that had organized so far a number of charity events with the purpose of supporting those in Serbian society who are in need of help and assistance. Besides these joined activities through the charity organization of the Grand Lodge, individual Lodges and members regularly support various charity events and actions in the Serbian society.
Charity represents one of the basic Masonic duties and tenets of Freemasonry, and as such, it is impressed upon minds and actions of all members of the UGLS. Brothers of the Lodges help with their donations and voluntary work various organizations, groups, and individuals. In last seven years, UGLS organized seven annual charity events, which were noticed by the public and press, and have been well received by those who were helped. Solidarity and compassion with all of those who are in need of help and assistance, is in the center of our charity efforts, and the most important thing for each of us, is to do every day something that will bring back smile on the faces of those we help, particularly children.
The tradition of the charity work in the Serbian Freemasonry was present from the very beginings of Freemasonry in Serbia at the end of nineteen century. Some of the first charity organizations in Serbian society were founded by Serbian Freemasons. Red Cross of Serbia was founded in 1876 by Dr. Vladan Djordjevic, military medical doctor and member of the first Serbian Lodge “Lights of Balkan”, founded the same year.