Help The Farm

                                                                                                                                                              

  Deb Stewart with her canning class             John from Diefenderfer Electric blessed us with his                   Rebecca at Buy Fresh/Buy Local Event                Katie with our new calf                                   Cedar Crest Alpha PHi Omega

                                                                  expertise in expanding the electric in the store so we don't continue to blow breakers!!! 

                                                          

 Bob Hendricks and Dave making new stalls!            Sherrie making smoothies for sale!               Farah teaching in the blacksmith shop!         Alec collecting eggs                    Mike first day driving the farm tractor!       Pete Sanchez, farrier, demo for school

 

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE URBAN/SUBURBAN COMMUNITY AND THE FARM   NONPROFIT 501C3 SINCE 2006

Giving to Flint Hill Farm Educational Center in time, talents or treasure is making an investment in enriching families of our community . Every gift, no matter the size, no matter whether it's for educational programs, animal support, equipment or bricks and mortar, can make an impact on the lives of future visitors to the Flint Hill Farm. Although we serve a very diverse population in the Greater Lehigh Valley, In 2015-2016 88% of the students and families served through our school tours were recognized as At Risk/Low Income families.  Thank you to all for helping in the past. 

Your kindness touches the lives of so many of our visitors, providing resources to help them understand and appreciate the importance of Feeding the Spirit, Educating the Mind, and Preserving the Community.

FEEDING THE SPIRIT: outreach to teens and young adults with mental and physical challenges.  In 2016 FHFED hosted approx. 132 consumers and their coaches.  In 2013 the Educational Center was able to welcome two young men who are farmers with challenges and assist them in accomplishing their dream to work independently on a farm.  Alex started his chicken business here at Flint Hill Farm and is directly selling his eggs independently to restaurants in Bethlehem, PA .  Ben volunteered at the farm two days a week and worked interdependently with our staff doing the daily farm chores.    Mondays and Fridays, Flint Hill Farm hosts 2 different young adults and their coaches, both involved with the chickens and eggs.  In 2016, Saucon Valley HS Special Ed program came to the farm twice a week, each group numberig approximately 8 students  and 4 staff.  We are looking forward to welcoming back our SLSD high school students in September!  Our goal is to expand our outreach with your help. This outreach includes a long-term capital budget project involving construction of a 30X 40 two story all-purpose room using "ONE WAY" Freight containers  inside our present 80X200 indoor arena.  This addition, in collaboration with the assitance of LCTI students from their electrical and construction programs, would allow for year round programs in a climate controlled environment that is especially needed by some of our more physically challenged individuals.  The Captial Project would also feature a wheelchair accessible three stall Portable Toilet OPTION with shower/changing area, a great improvement from our one outside  wheelchair accessible port-a-john.

EDUCATING THE MIND:   In the past 12 months, Flint Hill Farm hosted approximately 3000+ students, teachers and parents.  Homeschooling groups, Headstart and Pre-K Counts, local preschools and elementary classes, Boys/Girls Clubs, summer campers, YMCA groups and families  from the Fresh Air Fund toured the farm, learned about where their food comes from, good food choices, importance of woodlands and fields and tasted the fresh yogurt smoothies and cheese from our dairy.   We hosted many at risk students and families during that time.  Some of our visitors had never seen a cow, touched a chicken or goat, or had walked through a woods.  Our goal is to expand our program this year with your help.  Each year we also host a Welcome Spring and Fall OPEN HOUSE that attracts over 1000 families from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area!

WE ARE ALWAYS ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO WOULD HELP WITH SCHOOL TOURS!  THOROUGH ORIENTATION PROVIDED TO ALL NEW TEACHERS!  COME AND BRING A FRIEND!

PRESERVING THE COMMUNITY:  Through the hard work and dedication of over 50 volunteers, (check out our volunteer opportunities!), Flint Hill Farm was able to offer both a Fall Harvest OPEN HOUSE and Welcome Spring OPEN HOUSE,  2 New Kids on the Block Parties for our baby goats, Summer Camps,  fruit and vegetable canning classes, cheese making classes, a year round Farm Store, presence at 2 Farmer's Markets,  an on farm Pumpkin Patch, and weekend farm tours.  The season is now rolling around again for our Spring OPEN HOUSE in April and Spring Farm to Table Hoedown in June.  The spring calendar has expanded to offer this year our MOMMY/DADDY and Little Farmer farm experiences during the week, weekend Adventure Camp, Cheese making classes, textile classes and a Mini Driving Seminar.  This expansion would not be possible without the continued support of the community through volunteers donating their time, talents and treasure!  Please remember us this year.  We are a non profit, 501c3 and all donations are tax deductable.

Please join the growing group of friends, corporations and foundations who are making a difference at Flint Hill Farm Educational Center. For information on how you can become involved with Flint Hill Farm, please contact Kathy Fields at kathy@flinthill-farm.org.

 

Heartfelt "Thank you" to our community donors!! Personal donations, Community grants and sponsorships / financial support for the Educational Programs/ 2016

WellsFargo Bank Coopersburg Branch

Georgetown Pulmonary Associates

Charles H. Hoch Foiundation

Trexler Trust 

Private Donors

​New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church

Cooper Electric Supply- Donation of Electrical supplies for LCTI

Diefenderfer Electric and employees-  Donation of Electrical supplies for LCTI

Kyle Cornish Electrical Contractor  Hours of upgrading electric wiring in both barn and indoor arena and electrical supplies for LCTI students

Volunteers from Cedar Crest College, DeSales University,  Penn State University Extension and Lehigh University

Flint Hill Farm Board Members

Century Fund

Fleming Foundation

Lehigh County Technical Institute

Lehigh University

Sein-Mellner Auto Repair

 

 

 

 

 

Other ways to help:

 

Special Donation Offer

Flint Hill Farm Stainless Steel Coffee Mug
The elegant stainless steel coffee mug is stamped with a silhouette of a Belgian Draft Horse and Flint Hill Farm on the side. It stands 6" high and is tapered at the bottom to fit into a car cup holder. The insulated liner has a no-spill lid.

This special offer is our "THANK YOU" gift for a $50 donation towards the care of the animals at the Educational Center.