HorseFriends 15 for 15

48187336_1590108945492652_r.jpegHorseFriends is a free therapeutic riding program in Summerfield, North Carolina, and we are celebrating our 15th anniversary...sort of.

Yes, it's our 15th year as a non-profit organization serving individuals with special needs, but our program has been suspended due to stay-at-home orders and our benefit events have been cancelled or postponed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit HorseFriends especially hard as we are too small to receive any Federal or State aid designed to help non-profit organizations survive financially. 

Meanwhile, our horses and our staff still must be supported and so we are launching a new 15 | 4 | 15 GoFundMe Campaign - $15,000 to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. The campaign is an effort to sustain our program during this difficult time, because our horses and staff still need to eat!

So, what exactly does does 15 | 4 | 15 mean?
Well, it's an opportunity for you to be creative and support our therapeutic riding program for individuals with special needs.
Our original thought was $15,000 for our 15th anniversary.
Ask people to give what they can to reach the goal.

But then someone on the team said, "What about $15 a month for 15 months? I can afford that." #HorseFriends15415

Someone else said, "What if we can get 150 people to donate $15 a month for 15 months? That would more than double our original goal, help us keep more therapy horses, and sustain our program longer!" #HorseFriends15415

From there, the creativity started flowing ~ one-time gifts of $1.50, $15, $150, $1,500 (fifteen hundred :-), or $15,000. #HorseFriends15415

What about a walk-a-thon (or horse-trot-a-thon) for HorseFriends? We all need to get out of the house for some fresh air and social distancing, why not host a 15 lap, 1.5 mile, or 15 mile event with the proceeds benefiting HorseFriends? #HorseFriends15415

What about giving up that $5 coffee drink three times a month and donating the $15 you save to HorseFriends? #HorseFriends15415

The possibilities are endless!!

We want to SEE what you can do for HorseFriends! Use our hashtag #HorseFriends15415

And don't forget to click the "Donate Now" button on our GoFundMe page!

HorseFriends appreciates all donations, of any amount, to help us share the blessings of Christ with our community by providing equine programs that develop confidence, as well as physical, and emotional strength for our participants and volunteers.

Visit our website for more information about the program.

Proceeds from 15 | 4 | 15 will benefit us in so many ways:
$5,000 is the approximate cost, per year, to board one of our horses
$2,000 is the approximate cost, per year, for each of our riders to attend
Veterinarian fees
Farrier fees
Staff Salaries - We continue to care for our horses, provide virtual volunteer training via Zoom, and host fun activities for our community - like our recent Pony Parade and visiting retirement communities with our minis.

  • Kathleen Kyle 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Laura Hart 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Kimberly K Hewitt 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
  • Kat Kyle 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Laura Michael 
    • $275 
    • 15 mos
See all

Fundraising team: HorseFriendsNC (2)

Lisa Georgis Bunch 
Raised $2,790 from 25 donations
Summerfield, NC
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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Julie Hart 
Team member
Raised $1,615 from 11 donations
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