501(c)3 Non-profit organization
Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit through Equine Connection!
Saving Grace receives calls every week asking about therapeutic lessons and so many families are excited by the prospect, but the cost is often an issue. Unfortunately, insurance does not currently cover the cost of sessions, so we have to find alternative ways to help these families.
A way you can help is through sponsorship. Any person or business can donate the cost of lessons for an individual and receive a tax deduction at the end of the year. You can choose to offer partial sponsorship and donate half of the fee, or full sponsorship and donate all of the fee for an eight week session.
If you are a business owner or manage the marketing for a business, you may want to consider sponsoring an event during the year. Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge. It helps in improving your company's image, prestige and credibility by supporting events that your target market finds attractive. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States. And all of the funds raised at our events serve to provide therapeutic lessons for our clientele.
HELP THE HORSES
If you are an animal lover and would like to help us provide the best care possible to our special equine partners in this program, you should consider becoming a horse sponsor. Help to cover the cost of feed and hay for one special horse friend. Or, check out the list to the left and donate a bag or two of feed to help us out!
General donations are always greatly appreciated for any organization, as it allows us to put the funds where the need is the greatest, be it horse care, sponsoring a rider, maintenance, etc.
For more information call 704-209-6577. To make a donation please mail a check made to Saving Grace Farm to 725 Jackson Road Salisbury, NC 28146, use the donate button above or consider being a monthly sponsor.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Gandhi
At Saving Grace we believe that to give is to receive. Whether you prefer to help with fundraisers and special events, therapeutic riding lessons, general farm maintenance, or office assistance, we appreciate your help!
All volunteers should fill out an application below. Those that want to side-walk or lead horses in riding lessons are asked to complete an application and attend a volunteer training. No experience is necessary as you will have plenty of opportunity for hands-on learning through regular volunteer training opportunities. If you love horses and want to join the herd,or relish the idea of helping people with special needs, please use the form below.
The handbook is a great way to get started in learning about our organization. If you would like to print yours for easy reading, bring it to your orientation so you can follow along.
A BIG NEED RIGHT NOW IS HORSE QUALITY HAY, OR DONATIONS TO BUY HAY! WE TYPICALLY PREFER TIMOTHY OR A TIMOTHY MIX BUT ARE APPRECIATIVE OF MOST HORSE SAFE HAY. We do not use alfalfa.
1) New Therapeutic games/toys such as these sorting type activities that are hands on for learning.
2) Help with feeding, cleaning and farm maintenance
3) Helmets (ASTM/SEI) approved in xsmall, small, and medium available at Tractor Supply... We love the adjustable ones!
4) Western safety stirrups, 3 pair similar to these: Caged Western Stirrups. They keep the rider's foot from getting stuck in the stirrup
5) Triple Crown Senior Feed
6) Triple Crown 30% Supplement Feed
7) Hooflex Thrush Remedy
8) Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree Oil
9) Triple Crown or Reliance UPC's (as a non-profit, we turn them in for reimbursement through Southern States)
10) Blocker Tie Rings available on Amazon
HORSE DONATION INFORMATION
At this time, Saving Grace is in need of specific horse types to help with our programs and therapeutic riding lessons. However, the program currently does not prefer donations.
Saving Grace prefers to offer a trade in boarding a horse for their participation in the programs. Saving Grace will pasture board your horse and provide it with feed and hay in exchange for helping in the program.
At this time, Saving Grace is looking for horses able to carry riders up to 240 lbs. We prefer horses that are not extremely tall as we need to walk beside them to assist riders. Short stocky types with very calm personalities are preferred. We will not accept lame, ill, or injured animals into the program. We also do not accept horses that have not been worked with recently.
Although most of our programming is at the walk and trot levels only, the repetition of mounting and dismounting, carrying large adults, and sometimes being exposed to people with anxiety, depression, learning issues, etc. is a stressful thing for horses with sensitive personalities and physical issues of their own.
This job can be very rewarding for the horse and they receive lots of love, attention, and care. However, it is not the right job for every horse.
If you feel you have a horse that is right for this job, please call Janna at 704-798-5955.
Thank you !
Consider making a difference in the life of a person with special needs, or sponsor and help people while advertising your business.
More than 100 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of people with special needs.
projects & nEeds
When it comes to our clients, no need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. Would you consider joining in our efforts?
BUILDING CONNECTIONS AND CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF A HORSE