HOW YOU CAN HELP
Happy Trails Riding Center would not be able to make the meaningful difference in our rider's lives without our committed and dedicated staff, volunteers, a herd of amazing horses and unquestionably, the financial support of tremendous friends like you. All donations to Happy Trails Riding Center are tax deductible and 100% of all donations go directly towards program services.
As a non-profit organization Happy Trails Riding Center relies on financial and in-kind contributions to support our mission. As important as our riders, volunteers, horses and staff are, our supporters are one of the most critical components that form Happy Trails' solid foundation and we would not be able to continue without that support. Without our donors and sponsors, our horses would be rider less.
You have the opportunity to change a life, or two, or three, possibly many lives, including your own through your donations to Happy Trails. We have various giving opportunities from planned giving to in-kind donations for individuals, groups and corporations who would like to support our program.
If after reviewing all of the different ways you can make a difference, you have questions about any of the donation options, please call Happy Trails Riding Center (503) 675-3005 and speak with Nicole, our Executive Director. Or contact her at email@example.com.
Sponsor a Rider or Sponsor a Class - we at Happy Trails are deeply reminded on a daily basis of the financial demands that many of our families struggle against. Individuals with disabilities typically incur substantially greater expenses related to medical care, education, transportation, recreation and even daily living. Happy Trails Riding Center is deeply committed to ensuring that our program remains affordable to our riders because we have witnessed first hand the positive effects our riding program has on the individuals with disabilities. Consequently, our lesson fees cover less then 30% of our lesson costs. However, even at this level, it is impossible for some of our participants to pay lesson fees. By sponsoring a rider, or a class, you are ensuring that the power and benefits of therapeutic riding remain accessible. For more information contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Sponsorships - Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events. Happy Trails works with Corporate Sponsors to customize their involvement in order to best meet the corporations' specific philanthropic, marketing and employee interest and involvement needs. For more information contact Nicole at email@example.com.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts - Donations can be made in memory of a friend or loved one - two and four legged. Gifts can also be made in honor of a special person or event in your life. If the donor wishes, Happy Trails will notify the honoree in whose name the gift is being given. For more information contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pledge - Some people prefer to make a pledge because it enables them to spread a gift commitment over a defined period of time. If you are interested in making a Pledge, we will work with you to determine a pledge amount, pledge period and whether or not you want to restrict your pledge for a specific use or apply your pledge unrestricted, where the need is the greatest. For more information contact Nicole at email@example.com.
Matching Gift - Many corporations have matching gift programs where they will match the charitable contributions made by their employees and retirees. Check with your company or organization to see if they have a matching gift program. If they do you may be able to double your gift to Happy Trails Riding Center. For more information contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Kind - In-kind giving is the donation of goods or services 0 such as the donation of hay, equipment , technology or tack. We welcome and graciously accept in kind giving year round. These donations help to ease the financial load or our programs in may ways. As the donor, you place the monetary value on such a contribution for tax purposes. Happy Trails maintains a Wish List of items we need. If you are interested in donating an items or service please give us a call at (503) 675-3005.
Planned Giving - Making a planned gift is an excellent way to help ensure the long-term future of Happy Trails Riding Center. You can make a difference that will last beyond your lifetime by naming Happy Trails Riding Center as a beneficiary in your will, on an insurance policy, or in a retirement account. There are many ways in which supporters can create a legacy at Happy Trails Riding Center. For more information contact Nicole at email@example.com.