January 12 - We have a TR training event available to us on January 12 at Main Stay Farm in Richmond. This day-long training will focus will be on how we can be advocates for our therapy horses, prevent horse burnout, and be a more successful program. Training will emphasize how to work in partnership with the horse in lessons. It will be a fun day of team-building and hands-on training. We will carpool from Fox Chase Farm that morning. All volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Fee is $50 to attend for the day. Make checks payable to HorsePower. Sign-up deadline is December 31st. Space is very limited. Do not delay in signing up if you are interested.
January 16 - Martin Luther King Day - We will still be having all lessons on MLK Day (Monday, January 16). If you need to cancel for this day, let Carrie know ASAP.
January 17 - Volunteer Training - Volunteer Andrea Goudy will be presenting on Mental Health Awareness at the Elburn Town and Country Library. All volunteers are encouraged to attend. Andrea brings over 30 years of experience in social work to this presentation. We will explore how therapeutic riding can help people with these issues and what we need to know to be more effective at HorsePower. The event is from 7-8:30pm and is free to attend. Please RSVP to Carrie.
February 25 - BIG BOWLING FUNDRAISER - The big day for our 5th Annual Bowling Fundraiser is Saturday, February 25th, 11am-5pm. As always, we will have two sessions of bowling, two silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, sponsorship calendar, cupcake table, jewelry sales, photo booth, face-painting, pizza, and a trophy ceremony. Thanks to you, HP raised over $28,000 last year, which has been vital in keeping our riders in the saddle each week. We need your help again in 2017, so please mark those calendars and invite your friends and family to join us on February 25th. If your schedule does not allow you to attend, please consider supporting the event by purchasing an ad in our calendar, donating an auction basket, purchasing tickets for low-income families, or buying raffle tickets. Last year's winner won over $6,000! Click or copy and paste this URL to purchase tickets or to make a donation: HTTPS://hp2017.ticketleap.com
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Thank you to the Geneva Kiwanis for their generous donation of $200 to our scholarship program. We appreciate the support of our community.
AmazonSmile - When you are shopping online, be sure to choose Amazon Smile and select HorsePower as your charity of choice. HorsePower will receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases. You must be sure to choose Amazon Smile each time you shop (it will otherwise default back to regular Amazon and the percentage will not be donated). Use it during the busy holiday season and keep using it all year long for this no-cost fundraiser!
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