There are a variety of ways in which individuals, businesses and corporations can help Eos. All contributions are tax deductible.
Total goal $60,000
Our horses are our most important responsibility and our most important asset. Without horses, our therapeutic riding program does not exist. It takes at least twelve horses to run our program of ninety riders. A $6,300 Horse Sponsorship will provide for the basic care of a horse for a year. This includes: boarding ($425/mo.), shoeing ($100-$150 each, 8 times per year), dentistry ($125 per year), veterinarian care ($125 each) and incidental care (worming, etc. $70-100 per year). Each time a horse is taken care of by a horse sponsorship, it allows us to focus our attention toward program improvement, our many fundraising projects and our other responsibilities. Of course, part year horse sponsorships are always welcome.
The Buy-A-Ride Fund
Total goal $20,000
Approximately 15% of our riders are charged reduced or no session fees. It has always been a cornerstone of Eos that our special form of therapy be available to as many riders as we can, regardless of their ability to contribute monetarily. A contribution to the Buy-A-Ride fund will be applied directly to augment the resources of these riders.
The General Fund
Total goal $60,000
An undesignated contribution will help us meet the day to day needs of the center. Contributions here also help keep the costs to riders within reach. If you wish, you can also designate your contribution to pay for a specific item such as:
· Utility bills (electric, phone, sanitation) · Printing of brochures, newsletters, stationery, etc. · Staff salaries, wages and benefits · Providing recognition of volunteers · Office, cleaning or stable supplies · Therapeutic equipment · Insurance · See also the "wish list" below
Gifts in Kind
Gifts of materials or services are also extremely valuable to Eos and its mission. Below is a partial "wish list" of items which would benefit the program.