*Update: Thanks to your generosity, we have reached our goal for a grand total of $73,000! Thank you! There are still a few incidental costs associated with this project (electricians, installation, etc), so please feel free to continue to donate through the GoFundMe link below.
WTMJ Cares and Rides and Reins are overwhelmed by the incredible outpouring of support for their mission to offer low-cost equine therapy for children and adults with special needs.
Thanks to your many generous donations, the goal of $23,000 has been met and work on the ADA compliant restroom facility will be getting underway soon. Because of your support, Rides and Reins will NOT be forced to close!
Now, WTMJ Cares wants to help Rides and Reins keep their barn doors open all winter. Currently, therapeutic riding lessons have to stop at the end of October because the barn isn't heated. That's why we're continuing our fundraising through next Thursday with the goal of raising an additional $54,771 -- so kids with special needs don't have to wait until spring to resume this valuable and important part of their lives.
Your donation will help fully insulate the building and contribute to new cladding/putting in the ceiling with insulation/removal and replacement of the current lights and building fans.
This is all to ensure generations of children, with the purest smiles, will keep riding and receiving the rewarding and special therapy they find at Rides and Reins.