Charitable work is a foundation of our Order.  There are many benevolent activities and projects we perform on a local level and within our communities.  Chapters and Districts work with schools, & youth groups, soup kitchens & homes for battered woman, and other veteran's services.  We host walk-a-thons, breakfasts & dinners, parties, flea markets, jamborees, picnics, bus tours, and countless other activities to support these charitable endeavors.  We  also have several funds that assist our members directly through scholarships, emergency aid, expressions of cheer and more.

In recent years New York Order of the Eastern Star has supported many different Charities including:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Shriner’s Hospital for Children
Local Youth Groups including
Girl Scout & Boy Scouts
St. Jude’s Children's Hospital

Local Food Pantries
Emergency Relief Foundations (Regional & Local)

Wounded Warrior Project
Honor Flight Network

Alzheimer's Foundation
Arthritis Foundation

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
NY Battered Women Shelters
Go Red for Women (American Heart Association)
Masonic Medical Research Facility
Women’s Heart Disease Division