LifeStriders new tractors work may have just started, but Tractor Tuesday giving campaign is finally complete!
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Zoe, Strider of the Year 2014
Zoe started riding with LifeStriders in 2010 and in this last year we have watched Zoe take some very huge strides towards her goals. At the beginning of the year she was only able to take a few steps at a time on the horse while riding and now she steers Almar around the arena all by herself. Her new found confidence never seems to fail when she faces a challenge, such as moving from a saddle to a bareback pad. We have tested her strength by giving her tasks such as sac-of-potatoes or around the world, and she is able to accomplish anything we threw at her. Zoe, we hope you are as proud of yourself as we all are! Congratulations!!
Hristiyan Murphy, Volunteer of the year 2014
How can we put into words all of our appreciation for our volunteer of the year. Hristiyan, a.k.a. “H”, volunteers his time at LifeStriders at least 3 days a week which has allowed him to build a strong connection with his riders that is heartwarming to watch. H also has an unyielding dedication to the program in all areas that continues to amaze us week after week. We are all honored to have the opportunity to work alongside this AMAZING volunteer that strives to become a better man every day.
Our Volunteers are the heart and soul of our program and we cannot do it without them. Many of them have contributed enough hours to win the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Awards in 2014. Congratulations to them and all of the Volunteers who contributed to help someone with special needs this year.
Thank you to all those who donated towards the LifeStriders Tractor on #GivingTuesday and kicked off the #TractorTuesday campaign including:
..and thank you to our generous matching donor, for matching your gifts!
All of you have contributed to make the life of someone with a special need better this year, by enabling LifeStriders with this tractor to take care of the horses and farm. All donors will receive a tax deductible gift confirmation and thank you by email from LifeStriders, for making this magic happen for the organization. Those that donated, and who donate over $100 to this campaign will see their names proudly show up on the tractor hood sometime in January.
This campaign to raise funds for the tractor will remain open, and any donations towards the tractor in December over $100 will be added to the tractor hood in January. We are honored to serve such a generous community. Thank you for you your support.
Enter your donation amount towards the tractor, and your donation will be matched (x2), thanks to a generous donor.
$10 = $20,
$100 = $200
$1500 = $3000
$2500 = $5000
LifeStriders has been operating for 10 years on the back of a small rebuilt ATV and a tired 2wd tractor that breathed its last breath over the summer, and has been put out to pasture (literally). The ATV is showing signs of needing to be rebuilt again, and we cannot operate without a way to get FOOD to our therapeutic angels, and dispose of their waste throughout the winter.
This month, it became necessary to acquire a tractor, and a generous donor has stepped up to help support the effort, but has asked for your help in matching their contribution.
...and this is where you come in:
In the month of December, for every dollar donated to LifeStriders towards the purchase of this much needed tractor, a donor will match it with an equal contribution (up to $12,000), making your:
$10 = $20,
$100 = $200
$1500 = $3000
$2500 = $5000
Just a reminder that Early Registration for Striding for LifeStriders ends Saturday. On the day of the event, registration prices will be:
$0 Still free for our Police, Firefighters and Members of Armed Forces
$20 for Kids
$35 for Adults
$60 for Families
Register online today and save. See you Sunday!
The Ultimate 5k Trail Run is Back!
"On your mark (your calendars),
Get set (for another magical day),
(show your support for LifeStriders, and those with special needs)"
On Sunday October 12th, one of the area’s most special running (strolling, dog walking, socializing) events is happening again. The momentum from last years' events continue, with another 5k trail run (cruise, meander, and ride) on the idyllic grounds of LifeStriders, where magical equine therapy happens every day.
Our volunteers are working hard to make this year's event an even more special occasion for all the participants and spectators. Please consider supporting this great event by signing up early, "showing up", sharing this information with your friends and family, or by volunteering. It is a perfect opportunity to celebrate your passion for the great Wisconsin outdoors, and share the gift of human-powered recreation to help children and adults with special needs participate in therapeutic riding at LifeStriders.
Striding for LifeStriders
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