The Knights Templar display their dedication and goodwill in many ways. They organize fund-raising activities such as breakfasts, dinners, dances, etc. They support Masonic-related youth groups and they raise millions of dollars for medical research, especially eye research, educational assistance and many other charitable causes in their communities.
The Knights Templar of Detroit Commandery No. 1 have a more than 150-year history of supporting charitable causes in the community. In addition to providing lifts for the needy disabled, they fund scholarships for needy students, send ministers to the Holy Land, provide funding and equipment for schools and other community organizations among their numerous activities.