Charity is an important part of Freemasonry and this Lodge has a proud record of charitable work.
Every meeting a collection is made from the members for a charity and when these collections reach $500.00 the Lodge donates the same making a donation in excess of $1,000 to the charity.
Every year the Lodge donates $1,250 to each of the top Year 13 students from 25 of Auckland City's secondary schools, at the annual 'Ara Fine Arts Awards' ceremony held on the nearest Friday to February the Birthday of the Lodge.
The Ara Lodge No. 348 Irish Constitution charitable trust was established on 13th September 1975 for the purposes of the betterment of mankind generally and where available with an emphasis upon medical advancement.