Giving Tuesday is November 29th! Created in 2012, this day is meant to celebrate the power of generosity. With over 80 U.S. movements involved, this global campaign aims to inspire people to spread their generosity by giving their time and donations or using their voices to help surrounding communities. On Giving Tuesday, you can do anything that contributes to making the world a better place. Anything as small as opening the door for someone or making them laugh. A bigger project could be donating time to an organization in your local community that you have a passion for. On this day and every day, be kind to others and do something good for the world.
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is always proud to participate in Giving Tuesday! On average, it costs about $8,400.000 a year per horse to maintain a comfortable living space, be groomed properly, and support their health. Donations create a happier home for our rescued and retired horses!
Ways to Donate
There are many ways to donate to Ryerss. We have our Sponsor-A-Horse Program where you can sponsor a resident for just $500 a year. You can come to the farm and pick which horse you’d like to sponsor, or meet our horses online to learn more! Not only will you be able to visit your sponsored horse, but it is an opportunity to create a special bond with them. By sponsoring, you directly contribute to the health and well-being of your favorite resident!
We also have many other donation and sponsorship options to help our horses on the farm. You can give the gift of a horse pedicure, which is extremely important being that horses need their hooves trimmed every 6-8 weeks. You can also sponsor a dental visit. Horses need a dental visit once per year in order to keep their mouths and teeth happy and healthy! We also have memory board plates and greener pasture plates for our friends who have gone to greener pastures. You can also sponsor a personalized bench for visitors to watch the heard in the field, or purchase a stall endowment with your loved one’s name that will be placed on the door of a stall. And lastly, you can remember Ryerss in your will. We have suggested wording on our donate page if you need assistance!
If you are feeling extra love for our equines, there is also an option to donate any amount ranging from $50-$3000. You can sponsor a horse in memory of someone or even for a special occasion. There is an option to have recurring payments and to be anonymous or, you let us know who you are! We are grateful for any donations, and most importantly, we appreciate your time and efforts in aiding our equines.
All donations to Ryerss Farm are tax-deductible! For more details on these donation and sponsorship opportunities, visit our website!
You can always give support to our residents by volunteering for a more hands-on experience. Everyone is welcome. All that we ask is a required background check with a fee that will be waived for volunteers. Volunteers come in to help several days a week to as little as once or twice a month! Some of the tasks that you will be asked to do include administrative tasks such as working in the office and gift shop, working on the mailing list, selling items, answering phone calls, and making some hand-crafted items. The hands-on work with the residents includes spreading straw, cleaning and filling water pails and troughs, cleaning and sweeping, replacing salt licks, gardening, giving tours, and decorating the barn for holiday events. As we said before, no experience is needed, just a person who loves our horses as much as we do! For more information, you can visit our volunteer page.
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is proud to honor and support Giving Tuesday! At Ryerss, our business is caring for aged, abused, or injured horses, providing a home where they can spend their golden years out to pasture. The horses at Ryerss are never worked, go to auction, or are used for experiments. They simply spend their days grazing and enjoying life with their friends, as part of the herd.