Welcome to The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children

The Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children has been providing quality child care for nearly 100 years.

The purpose of the Children's Home is to provide quality care for children who have been separated from their homes due to:

  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Inability to adjust to their present living situation.


The Childrens's Home seeks to provide an environment of love, security and acceptance where a child can grow and develop as an individual.

Each application for admission is evaluated and maintenance fees are based on ability to pay. No child is ever excluded because of inadequate funds.

To find out more information on admitting a child, click the resources tab above.

Time for a new van for the Children's Home

New Van

The Children's Home owns several vans that are used to transport the children to/from activities, school, events and volunteer opportunities. That means a lot of miles get put on the Children's Home vans!

Right now we need to replace one of our vans that has over 200,000 miles on it! It's starting to complain about those miles and repair work is expensive.

We are in the process of acquiring a 2014 GMC Van that will last us at least another 5 to 7 years. It will be safer, cost less to operate and provide plenty of space for the children.

An anonymous Brother has already pledged a good portion of the cost but we still need a fair amount of money to finish the purchase. The total cost for the van is $35,300.

If you would like to pitch in on this project, please contact the Children's Home, mail in a check or use our new online giving option.

(If giving online put VAN in the notes field before checkout.)

We appreciate ALL donations, no amount is too small.

Tour / Presentation about the Children's Home

The Children's Home Executive Director, Ron Giesselmann, is available to speak to your group about the mission of the Children's Home and/or will give you or your group a tour of the Children's Home facilities.

Contact Ron to schedule a presentation or tour.
Ph: 402-721-1185

Wish List

For some people, giving is easier and more rewarding when they know they are giving for a specific project at the Children's Home. Giving to a specific project helps you to feel more involved and helps the Children's Home with those items not normally in the budget.

To that end, we have created a Wish List of things that would help our children and our budget. You can donate the items on the wish list or donate the money to pay for them.

The new Wish List can be found on the Giving Page and we will keep it updated as things change.
(If giving online put wish list item in the notes field before checkout.)

Gifts and Estate Planning

The Children's Home mission is made possible by the generouse gifts and support it receives from people like you. It is not possible to make a gift online as well.

If you are interested in making a gift to the Children's Home or need information on how to include the Children's Home in your estate planning, please go to the Giving Page for more information.

About Us


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Centennial Celebration!

Mark your calendars for August 8, 2015 and join us at the Children's Home for our Centennial Celebration!

Food, fun and great fellowship! Help celebrate this Masonic Family achievement!