Like many other non-profits, next Tuesday May 5th, Hope's Haven Rescue & Youth Camp will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow.
We have been brainstormin' for ideas on ways we as a non-profit can give back to our community during this time of uncertainty and dire need; And, as a special thank you for all the generous support we have received from the community in the past, because without them, we would have ceased to exist.
The covid-19 pandemic has taken a real toll on people and businesses everywhere; and although the stimulus checks were appreciated and needed by so many, there were businesses and non-profits who never received such a check. Why? because we didn't qualify. Being a small non-profit that is 100% run by volunteers vs. paid staff, we weren't eligible. And unfortunately, a large part of our mentorship program are the horses, and they still need to be fed and cared for. Without them, we wouldn't have a program. Alot of $ goes into the rehab and care of rescue horses, as well as our program horses and we spend countless hours working with them, training them and taking care of them so they can be in top notch condition for the kids.
We also offer our mentorship services totally free of charge. This assures us that we are able to reach those who really need it. However, since we function soley on donations, fundraisers, and sponsorships, we decided to create a fundraiser here as well as participate in #GivingTuesdayNow.
Hopefully this will be the best of both worlds: Having the opportunity to Give Back; and also to fundraise to support our cause & our mission- which is to provide mentorship for hurting children through the unique pairing of a former, broken rescue horse with a child dealing with trauma or other difficulty in their life.
We Hope you see the special work we do at Hope's Haven and decide to support our Ministry.