Life Lessons Learned on the Playground

What important lessons did you learn in childhood that you still carry with you today? The donation, construction and dedication of a new playground at the Zimmer Home, thanks to the generosity of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge #207, reminded us of how a playground can teach important life lessons to our kids:
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Parenting Resources

Our staff has compiled a list of resources for those of you who open your hearts and homes to care for a child with a difficult past.
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Fidget Spinner Dreams

Summers at Coyote Hill are fun, but intense. Lots of running around, swimming, field games, camping, and every other outdoor activity imaginable. As much fun as it is for the kids, sometimes the Home Parents need time to catch their breath so they can jump right on to the next activity. That is how six-year-old
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School Supplies – Need Met

  School began Wednesday, August 16 at Harrisburg Schools and thanks to the help of many of you, our children were well supplied and ready for a new school year!
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On Mission in Jamaica

“You’ll always make a friend there. Whether it’s an American friend or Jamaican friend. Once you leave and come back you won’t be the same. It will change your life.”
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Thank You, Odd Fellows Lodge #207

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows stands for caring for their community through love and friendship. One way they do this is by caring for children that are in need of homes and families. On Saturday, July 8, we were grateful to celebrate their generosity and faithfulness to their mission through the dedication of our
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Mistakes

The following was written by our Equine Program Director, Rebecca Buchholz: “I’m sorry I forgot. I made a mistake,” I said. The sentence rolled off my tongue, as I admitted that I forgot to attend something important to this child. He was disappointed.  Sadly, our children are used to being forgotten. “It’s okay,” he mumbled,
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.