By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Email: Click Here
Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 | 1:35 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – Reining Hope is sponsoring a Work-a-Thon, Hope in More Hands, its yearly fundraiser, on March 17, at their ranch. The ranch is located at 17600 Lebanon Road, Spring Grove, Virginia, 23881. REINING HOPE is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for hope, healing, and acceptance through equine and mentorship programs.
This important yearly fundraiser for building an Activities Pavilion on the ranch will contribute immeasurably to their mission. “The best way to describe Reining Hope is in three words: hope, healing, and acceptance,” said Heather Westbrooks, Founder & Executive Director. “It’s quite simple; we pair one student, with one horse and one leader, and then we watch the miracles happen.”
Reining Hope uses horses as a tool to safely and lovingly teach children of all backgrounds the life skills they need. They work with students who come from many different backgrounds, including those with special needs. It is Reining Hope’s belief that every child has a need, even if it’s as simple as needing a new friend. Each student receives a unique session based on their needs and abilities.
A group of volunteers from a previous Work-a-Thon, painting fence posts. (Image courtesy of Reigning Hope)
“Whether the student is involved in our horse, rancher, or young adults ministry program, they each receive the love and respect they deserve. The horses and activities are a catalyst toward healing their deepest wounds,” said Westbrooks.
Hope in More Hands is similar to a walk-a-thon, in that they are asking participants to raise support for the hours they work. Tasks on the ranch range from painting fence posts, weeding gardens, cleaning tack, repairing run-ins, and more. There are tasks for all ages and abilities! The fundraising will go directly toward building an Activities Pavilion, which will enable Reining Hope to serve the children and their parents of surrounding communities year-round. Since their formation, they have had to close down for the late fall/winter months, and have only three scheduled one-day activities during that time.
Reining Hope needs sponsors for this fun, but important event. Lunch and Dinner will be provided. Organizations, county/city employees, businesses and their employees, social clubs, sororities, fraternities, schools, and individuals are all encouraged to participate, and help make a positive change in the lives of these children with special needs.
Packets are available, to include instructions, a sponsorship form, and a manila envelope to gather money. Deadline for entry is March 10. If you or your organization are interested in participating, please contact Reining Hope and they will coordinate delivering the packets to you.
You can email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (804) 896-3723. If you would like to learn more about Reining Hope, please visit their website at www.reininghope.com. You can also Follow them on Facebook @reininghope.
Making a positive and discernible difference in the lives of children, could anything be more important, worthwhile, or noble?