Become a Supporter
To make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve, CTRC needs, unquestionably, the financial support of tremendous champions of our work, like you!! Without doubt, our supporters keep our riders in the saddle, the horses healthy and ensures volunteers have an exceptional place in which to support our special needs community.
Dedicated to those we serve means we work on the guiding belief that finances should never be the determining factor in whether or not a client is able to experience the benefits of EAAT. Being acutely aware of the financial demands with which many of our families are struggling as individuals with disabilities typically incur substantially greater expenses related to medical care, education, transportation, recreation, and even daily living, CTRC charges a fee-for-service no greater than 1/3 the cost of a lesson. Therefore, CTRC fundraises for over 2/3 of the cost of every lesson. Doing so allows everyone we serve, the majority faced with significant financial challenges, the chance to succeed and flourish.
GIFT GIVING GUIDE
Annual Campaign – Paint the Pony:
Paint the Pony is CTRC’s Annual Campaign that helps to support all of CTRC programs, services, horses and riders. These are unrestricted monies used to meet the daily services operating expenses at CTRC.
>>Learn more about Paint the Pony
The realities of a 39-acrea horse facility such as CTRC requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to barns, sheds, fencing, footing and requires the appropriate equipment (trailers, tractors, trucks, plows) to do so. Ensuring that maintenance of CTRC’s facility is critical to our ability to provide a safe and welcoming environment.
Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events, from benefit dinners to horse shows. CTRC works with Corporate Sponsors to customize their involvement in order to best meet the corporations’ specific philanthropic, marketing and employee interest and involvement needs.
>> Learn about CTRC’s Corporate Alliance Partnership program
Matching Gift Programs (Monies & Volunteering):
Many corporations, have matching gift programs where they will match monies and/or volunteer contributions made by their employees, retirees, even spouses to charitable organizations, like CTRC. Check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program. If they do you may be able to double your gift to CTRC. (Because policies vary check with your employer’s HR contact about enrollment forms and matching gift guidelines.)
Memorial and Honorary Gifts:
Gifts can be made in memory of a friend or loved one – two and four legged. Additionally, gifts can be made in honor of a special person or event in your life. If the donor wishes, CTRC will notify the designated person, or family, in whose name the gift is given.
Making a planned gift is an excellent way to help ensure the long-term future of CTRC. You can make a difference that will last beyond your lifetime by naming CTRC as a beneficiary in your will, on an insurance policy, or in a retirement account. Supporters can create a legacy at CTRC in many ways.
Some people prefer to make a pledge because it enables them to spread a gift commitment over a defined period of time. If you are interested in making a pledge, we can work with you to determine a pledge amount, pledge period and whether or not you want to restrict your pledge for a specific use or apply your pledge unrestricted, where the need is greatest.
Shop, Save and Earn funds for CTRC. You can make a real difference in someone’s life every time you shop using Goodshop, AmazonSmile or iGive. These online shops donate a percentage to CTRC.
CTRC holds several special events each year with the proceeds benefiting our services. You can help sponsor, donate to or attend, these lively events that fund CTRC services.
CTRC welcomes gifts of stock and appreciated securities. If you are interested in making such a gift please contact us for our stock transaction information.
Being a champion of CTRC only requires a few clicks. Our online donation site is secure and allows you to donate quickly and easily.
Our lesson fees cover less than 30% of our lesson costs. By sponsoring a rider, you are ensuring that the power and benefits of EAAT remains accessible!
>>Learn more about EAAT
Our therapy horses are heroes everyday as they team up with riders to help them achieve therapeutic goals and develop life skills. We invite you to be their hero by sponsoring, adopting or fostering.
>> Be a Horse Hero
In-kind giving of goods and services are accepted year round. These donations help to ease the financial load of our services in many ways. As the donor, you place the monetary value on such a contribution for tax purposes.
>> View Wish List
We rely 100% on donations of horses to CTRC from our horseman/horsewomen within our community.
>> What we look for in a therapy horse
“CTRC has an outstanding history of providing excellent services to children and adults with disabilities. They are deeply committed to the well-being of their riders, volunteers and horses. We are honored to be supporters of CTRC!” – The Maverick Foundation