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Zembo Shrine Center
2801 N. 3rd Street
3rd & Division Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 236-7241 Circus Tickets
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If you require an updated list of memorial donations or have a question about a donation, please e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact our office between 9AM and 3PM Monday - Friday at 717-238-8107

If you are looking for a way to help local Shriners patients, we can always put your dollars to work.


The Zembo Transportation Fund was established to help provide transportation assistance to our local children who are patients of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  This program is run by the Nobles of Zembo Shrine, who volunteer their time and energy to making certain that patients who would otherwise be unable to travel to the hospital are able to get to their appointments. The travel expenses associated with this volunteer service are paid for through the generous contributions made to this fund.  These donations are assisting local families every day by allowing them access to the care that their child needs at our Shriners Hospitals for Children. Donations are accepted year round and are tax deductible.  Zembo Shrine's jurisdiction covers patients who reside in the following counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Juniata, Perry and York.  Lancaster County and Lebanon County share jurisdictions. 

If you would like to help support our patient transportation program, donations can be made payable to the ZEMBO TRANSPORTATION FUND and can be forwarded to:  Zembo Shrine, 2801 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Just click on the link below to print out a donor form. 

Print Transportation Fund Donor Form


(formerly Zembo Endowment Fund)

Donations:  Checks should be made payable to “Zembo Shrine” with "Building Fund" in the memo line.  Donations to this fund are NOT tax deductible. 

This fund was established for the preservation and upkeep of our beautiful structure and we are most grateful for contributions. Donations can be made payable to Zembo Shrine (Building Fund in the memo line) and forwarded to the Zembo Shrine, 2801 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Contributions are NOT tax deductible.

Print Building Fund Donor Form

Donations to Zembo Shrine

Donations that are to go to the General Fund: 

Checks should be made payable to “Zembo Shrine”

Donations to this fund are NOT tax deductible.

Forward to Zembo Shrine, 2801 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

***If there is a specific project that you would like the monies to be directed toward, please write it on your donation form or note it in the memo line of your check, ie. “lawn service”, “new roof for Tile Room project”, "Potentate's wishlist" etc. These general projects are ongoing and change as they are completed, so please check with the Recorder, for an updated list of current projects. If that project has been completed, the Divan will vote to put the funds toward another project.

How can I make a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children?

Click on this link to make an online donation -

To make a donation by check - Donations that are to go to the general Shriners Hospitals system: Checks should be made payable to “Shriners Hospitals for Children” Mail to: Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 . Donations to the hospital ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

If you would like that donation to go to a specific hospital, then your check should include that hospital’s name: ie. Payable to “Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children” and be mailed directly to that hospital ie. Hospital Administrator, Philadelphia Shriners Hospital, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

An acknowledgement letter is sent directly to the donor (and the family of a memorium) from the Hospital Administrator’s office, not Zembo Shrine.

The Zembo office will always accept your donation and pass it along to the Hospital Administrator, but if you would like to speed up the process, we recommend sending your donation directly to the Hospital Administrator of the Hospital that you would like the donation to go to. 

List of all Shriners here 

Zembo Shrine

For additional information, contact our Business Office during normal business hours.

How a Will can leave a Legacy

The need for a will has little to do with the size of one’s estate and much more to do with each person’s unique goals.  For example, you need a will if: you care for dependent children or elders; you want to leave a bequest to a special friend, distant relative, or favorite charity; or simply because you do not wish to leave the planning of final affairs to the court system.


Planning is Important

Making a will is an essential process in life planning, requiring careful deliberation and reflection about what has been most important over a lifetime. Wills are as varied as the values of the people who make them. However, effective estate planning is often based on three fundamentals: the financial needs of immediate family are cared for first; planning for heirs comes second; and everything else comes third. In planning your will, you could set aside a certain percentage for charity or leave a favorite cause the share of one heir.

Wills are not just for the wealthy

Many leading institutions have been built not only by the wealthy, but by thousands of regular folks. In fact, it might be said that most people can only make their ultimate charitable gifts at the end of their lifetimes. Changing tax laws offer new opportunities for our donors to benefit their families through charitable planned giving, which may result in tax savings of income, inheritance or estate taxes. A bequest may be directed to a special charitable endowment fund where only the earnings from the gift are used each year and the principal will grow are to ensure children in the future receive the same life-changing services. You will have the enormous satisfaction of knowing your values will be expressed in perpetuity by providing ongoing support to a cherished cause.


*Description of Zembo Shrine Funds

The “Zembo Building Fund” was established for the preservation and upkeep of our beautiful structure.  The “Zembo Transportation Fund” was established to help our Shepherds Unit provide transportation assistance to the Central PA patients of the Shriners Hospitals for Children who are in need of transport from the Zembo jurisdiction to their Shriners hospital appointments.  If you would like to have the bequest go to Zembo’s general fund, allocated for special projects and general expenses, please make the bequest to “Zembo Shrine”.

Suggested forms of Bequests

General Bequest

I give and bequeath to Zembo Shrine the sum of $___________ for the use and benefit of the Zembo Shrine.

Bequest of Residue

I give, bequeath and devise all of the rest , residue and remainder of my estate, whether real or personal, and wherever situated, of which I may die possessed, to Zembo Shrine for the use and benefit of the Zembo Shrine (named) Fund maintained by said organization.

Bequests to a Specific Fund

I give and bequeath to Zembo Shrine for the use and benefit of its Zembo Shrine (named*) Fund.

Devise of Real Estate

I give and devise to Zembo Shrine all that certain parcel of real property described as hereinafter set forth; (here describe the real property).

Designation of Beneficiary for Life Insurance Policies, or Pension Plans. (IRA, Retirement Savings Plans, etc.) (to be furnished to the insurance company, or the plan administrator, on their form.)

I hereby designate Zembo Shrine irrevocable beneficiary of Policy No. __________________ or ________________ Plan.


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