How to Donate
There are 2 ways to donate to the Shriners.
1. Akdar Fraternal
Fraternal donations help to maintain the local temple and provide facilities for members, patients, and their families. Many fundraisers and donations are made to the fraternal fund and these monies can be used for a variety of uses. Funds donated here stay in Tulsa and are used in the local area and in communities through out northeast Oklahoma.
Donate to Akdar Fraternal and Shrine CircusPlease note: Donations to Akdar Fraternal and Shrine Circus are not deductible as a charitable organization donation
2. Akdar Transportation
While there are many elements to Shriners Hospitals for Children, there is only one purpose: Improving the lives of children! Akdar Shrine Center Tulsa’s mission is to see that a child’s life is improved forever by providing a much needed surgery for a variety of conditions, ranging from spinal cord injuries to cleft palate to burns – all at no cost to the child or the child’s family
Presently approximately 1,200 children from Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma are participating in our program. In 2018, the Akdar Shrine Patient Transportation Team, made up of volunteer Akdar Shriners, transported about a quarter of those children, making 322 trips, volunteering over 26,000 hours, driving 179,382 miles to and from their medical appointments.
The Akdar Shrine Hospital Services Transportation Fund provides the transportation to and from the medical center The fund also supports our patients families by arranging for lodging during their stay. In addition, we fly burn children to one of the three burn hospitals at a cost of $4500 to $17,000. Since we have no paid employees and all work is done by Akdar Shriner’s members, 100% of your donation goes to our program.
Another service we provide is that each child who enters our program receives the benefit of our Telemedicine program. Telemedicine allows doctors to provide medical care to patients in a remote location through interactive audio/video connection. A secure high-speed Internet connection is used to download quality video and share supporting materials, such as patient records, charts and X-rays. During weekly Friday telemedicine clinics, volunteer medical professionals are available to provide basic medical care for patients.
Providing these services are at the core of why we became Shriners. To help Children! If you wish to make a donation, please click on the “Donate” button below. Of course, you can always send a check. Checks should be made to the Akdar Shrine Hospital Patient Transportation Fund. We are a 501 C (3) nonprofit and your donation is deductible as a charitable organization donation.