Our Causes

The Order at Work

  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, Odd Fellows events, Leesport Odd Fellows, odd fellows, tomb of the unknown soldier, Member of the Patriachs Militant Department, militia, ceremony, honoring the fallenThe Odd Fellows and Rebekahs spend over 7.5 million dollars in relief projects annually
  • The Educational Foundation provides substantial loans and grants to students
  • SOS Children’s Village provides a caring home for orphaned children in Cambodia
  • Living Legacy focuses on planting trees and enhancing our environment
  • The Arthritis Foundation
  • Visual Research Foundation supports vision care and research through the Wilmer Eye Institute
  • United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth
Visual Research
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs throughout the word raised $1,000,000 for establishment of an Endowed Chair in ophthalmic research at the Wilmer Institute of John Hopkins University in Baltimore. State, province and related programs are operated and assisted by the Order. Pledge cards are available to those who wish to pledge their eyes after death.
Student Loans
The Educational Foundation, through its Revolving Loan Fund, helps students further their education. Funds are now available for any worthy young person.
Youth Programs
Youth, creating fresh new horizons of opportunity and achievement, has the future ajar and making the most of it. Odd Fellows and Rebekah sponsored activities and programs that encourage and motivate young people to work for the good things of life. Important phases of Odd Fellowship are Junior Odd Fellow Lodges and Theta Rho Girls’ Clubs for boys and girls who have reached the age of 10 years. Diversified, healthful programs and projects of these degrees are designed to provide interesting, useful and enjoyable opportunities for young people.
Odd Fellow Homes
Odd Fellows originated the concept of Homes for the Aged and Orphan Children. Today, homes valued in excess of $110,000,000 are operated throughout the jurisdiction of the Sovereign Grand Lodge at an annual cost in excess of $55,000,000. Many jurisdictions are enlarging their activities and are building senior citizen complexes and nursing care facilities for those in need of such facilities.
Recreation Camps
Fifteen youth camps and recreation parks have been established in the United States and Canada to provide healthy and entertaining outdoor respite from stuffy, crowded urban areas. More of these camps are on the way.