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ASHAC Purpose


As members of Aladdin Shriners we all know our greatest humanitarian effort as Shriners is our support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We are indeed proud of the 22 hospitals in North America that care for children with orthopedic problems and those that have been seriously burned, but we also care for and treat cleft lip and palate deficiencies and spinal cord injuries and defects as well.

However, Aladdin Shriners have gone above and beyond in its humanitarian quest to provide better lives for children. For the past 70 years Aladdin has been treating children locally with those same problems right here in central Ohio through a very special organization called The Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children, (A.S.H.A.C.) This association was established to support Shriners Hospitals for Children throughout the world but to also care for children in central Ohio – all the while spreading the message of the benevolence of Shriners.

This organization does not in any way compete with the 22 Shrine Hospitals – but complements their endeavors. A.S.H.A.C. in collaboration with Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children maintains an operating fund from which the interest and dividends from this fund provide the money to pay for care and treatment of children in Aladdin’s jurisdiction suffering from burn injuries, orthopedic problems, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate deficiencies in addition to providing wheelchairs, prosthetics and patient care support.

At the end of each year after all the bills are paid A.S.H.A.C. takes the remaining amount of money received from interest, dividends, wills, bequests and outright donations in excess of the amount it is permitted to maintain in the fund and disperses the money as follows: a minimum of one half is returned to Shriners Hospitals for Children (by dividing the amount into thirds and giving these thirds equally to the Lexington, Cincinnati and Erie Shrine Hospitals). The remaining one half is then divided up and given to health care institutions throughout Aladdin’s jurisdiction upon written request to and approval from the trustees of A.S.H.A.C. that support patient care within the guidelines set forth by the trustees of A.S.H.A.C. and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The ability of Aladdin Shriners to be able to care for and treat children within our own jurisdiction is unique and a source of pride for all Aladdin Shriners without diminishing our efforts on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children nationally.

So, my fellow Nobles give yourselves a hearty pat on the back, you deserve it.

Now – are Aladdin Shriners special? You bet.