Need Help

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Need Help
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Sun, 09-07-2003 - 7:22am
My son goes to hippotherapy and is progressing, but they are having some financial problems...They are covering there expenses so far, but are unable to buy the things they need( like a saddle), I am not very good at trying to help with this kind of thing...Is here that has had experience with this and can tell me how to go about helping...

Lynn
Homeschooling, its any where you want to be!
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: cl_noisi
Mon, 09-08-2003 - 3:08pm
Just thought I would take a quick stop by here and see a couple posts I want to respond too.

My kids do hippotherapy through REINS (I guess it is national and non-profit). At anyrate, REINS gets most of there things through donations from local businesses and private parties. For instance, they will get used saddles from people who got new ones or don't need them anymore. The local Hay store gives them some of the left over feed and hay I beleive. Also, being non profit they can get many items tax free. They just need there non-profit tax number. It does save quite a bit. Then a couple times a year they have fund raiser events. They have a silent auction and a hoe-down dinner thing, they also do a golf tournament.

Local businesses are a good place to start. They are often willing to make donations of some of their goods in return for a tax right off. The paint store donated paint so they could fix the place up. Local kids from some boy scout troup I think needed to do a service project and painted the place. I would start with letters to local businesses asking them if to keep you in mind when they want to make donations. maybe have a nice flyer made up showing the kids on the horses and send that out. Lots of people would like to help those in their own communities and it never hurts to put a face on it.

HTH

Renee

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Registered: 08-13-2003
In reply to: cl_noisi
Mon, 09-08-2003 - 6:08pm
What is hippotherapy? Maybe it could be useful for my daughter. Thanks!

Wendy

Harper Lily 3/15/02

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In reply to: cl_noisi
Mon, 09-08-2003 - 6:44pm
Horseback riding with an OT or PT...They say the motion of the horse helps to do alot of things...even help with constipation...

Lynn

Homeschooling, its any where you want to be!