Sons of Poland
The Sons of Poland was organized in 1903 as a fraternal and benefit society. In addition to selling life insurance
Life insurance
Life insurance is a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurer, where the insurer promises to pay a designated beneficiary a sum of money upon the death of the insured person. Depending on the contract, other events such as terminal illness or critical illness may also trigger...

 to members, it supports charities in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 and Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 as well as activities in the Polish-American community in New Jersey
New Jersey
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 and New York State.


The Association was incorporated in 1903 as a Fraternal Benefit Society. At the onset of its existence the Association's goals were to provide benefits for Polish-American families and to send financial help to their families in Poland. During the First World War, the Delegates of the Quadrennial Convention voted to tax each member 2 cents each month to be sent to feed hungry war victims in Poland. In the 1930s, large sums of money were sent to assist the poor in Polish cities. Just prior to World War II, the Association was recognized for being the most active organization in the Polish-American community and was decorated with the Gold Cross of Merit.
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