About Us


What We Do:

In 2014, Daughters of the Nile contributed over $2,100,000 in dollar donations and $1,300,000 worth of items donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children® to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children. Since 1924, Daughters of the Nile has contributed monetary gifts amounting to over $55 million.

In recognition of monetary contributions by Daughters of the Nile, Shriners Hospitals for Children® has placed gold plaques, each representing $1 million, on the philanthropic walls of all 22 hospitals. Twelve hospitals have two gold plaques and three hospitals have three gold plaques, of which the Philadelphia Hospital is one of.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this dynamic and dedicated fraternal order for women, please contact any member for further information or refer to our Membership page.


Zitta Temple No. 27 meets in Baltimore, Maryland on the third Tuesday of January through May and September through December of each year at the Boumi Shrine Center located at 5050 King Ave.  Our meetings start at 7:30 pm and afterwards we typically have refreshments and a drawing for some wonderful prizes.  We are a Masonic fraternal organization for women who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, Daughter of the Nile, or is a majority member of a masonic organization for women.

While we have a meeting once a month, we also have many fun activities scheduled throughout the year and fundraisers for one of the 22 Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.  We are fortunate to support the Philadelphia Hospital by collecting a variety of items such as pop tabs, box tops, Campbell Soup labels, pillows, personal toiletry bags and gift cards from several places that are given to the families for their support during their child’s treatment at the hospital.

We also have a Patrol Unit that performs twice a year and at the annual Supreme Session.  Having fun while doing things for the children is what we strive for.  If you would like to join in the festivities, please contact us and we will be happy to answer questions.