Welcome to the EL Maida Shriners! The Shriners are best known for their colorful parades, distinctive red fezes and national philanthropy designed to help children in need. Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Throughout North America there are over 190 Shrine Temples, or charters. Whether you are a member or just enjoy our parades or circuses from afar, we welcome you to our site.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of pediatric specialty hospitals, founded by the Shrine, where children under the age of 18 receive excellent medical care. There are 18 orthopedic Shriners Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children with severe burns, and one Shriners Hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. Shriners Hospitals are located throughout North America – 20 in the United States and one each in Mexico and Canada. These “Centers of Excellence” serve as major referral centers for children with complex orthopedic and burn problems.