Can you imagine what it would be like to be lifted from a wheelchair onto the back of a horse, suddenly being taller, looking down at the smiling faces of the people around you, being carried gently by a huge animal who waits for your direction? This can be a life changing moment. We need your help to make such experiences possible. Please consider making a donation through one of the opportunities on this page. Your generosity will help to open doors to endless opportunities for children and adults with special needs. We are deeply grateful for your support.
YOUR DONATIONS MAKE AN IMPACT
What a year this has been at Mane Stream. Along with our wonderful long running adaptive riding, Camp Cold Brook and physical, occupational and speech therapy programs we have developed two new and amazing programs. They are Take the Reins for Veterans and Horses for Healing
for people dealing with cancer.
Over 170 children and adults with special needs have enjoyed the positive impact of these programs which are so different from, and in many cases more beneficial than other traditional therapies.
But you don't have to take our word for it. Just listen to comments from a parent, participant and therapist:
“The benefits of adaptive riding carries over into our daughter’s life well beyond the actual time spent at the lessons. She speaks often of her horse Mel - how soft her nose is, how nice she is, how her ears turn - and radiates happiness and pride whenever anyone asks her about riding.” ~ parent of an adaptive riding participant
“Since starting with Take The Reins, I've noticed a major difference with my anxiety. You learn to trust the horse, and the horse puts its' trust in you. No words are spoken, nor need to be spoken, between you and the animal. I've only experienced this form of communication during one other period of my life, and that was in the sands of Iraq.” ~ a Take the Reins participant
“I know that the beginning of my son’s breakthrough was at the start of his Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) at Mane Stream and he will forever reap the benefits in his everyday life. We hope that other children will have the same opportunities that my son was offered because the reward is far greater than we ever could have imagined" ~ parent of an equine assisted therapy client
We receive no government funding. All the money we receive to run our programs comes from donors like you. And all the money you contribute goes directly to our programs.
You can help keep the smiles on the faces you see in these photos;
help them continue to gain the physical and emotional strength
that comes from the time they spend on our amazing horses.
When you click the donate button, type your donation amount over the gray numbers and pick the Pay by PayPal or Credit Card bar. You may change the amount later if you wish.
IN HONOR/MEMORY OF...
To make a donation in honor or in memory of someone, please use the link below. Once you click the "Pay by . ." bar, please click "Tell us how to acknowledge this gift" and provide us a name and address of the person you would like notified of your gift.
Did you know that you can donate your American Express points to Mane Stream? All those points sitting there collecting dust can be put to a good use! They will translate into cash that can help with our mission and you receive the full tax deduction! Click the link below to go to the "American Express Card Members Give" donation page.
SHOES FOR SHOES Collection
Mane Stream has partnered with Shoebox Recycling to keep shoes out of landfills and provide affordable footwear to people in developing nations. By cleaning our your closets and donating your old shoes to, you are helping to raise much needed funds for Mane Stream!
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TACK AND EQUIPMENT DONATIONS
Mane Stream is always happy to accept tack and equipment donations from generous community members! Items will either be used within our program, or sold at our annual tack sale, with the proceeds going to support the program in whatever way is deemed most necessary.
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DONATE YOUR CAR
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Mane Stream is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting Mane Stream.
Why not donate your vehicle today? All you need to do is to complete the simple online form below. The organization that handles it, Vehicles for Charity, will take care of the rest. They will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you!