According to Equest CEO Lili Kellogg,
“The barns are decked with horses and holly, and ’tis the season to be generously jolly! My wish is that the community will support our therapy horses and the clients we serve during the holidays by participating in our Angel Tree Wish List.
“Here are two easy ways to support us:
- “Visit Equest at the Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4, Dallas, 75217, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and select an ornament (or two or three) featuring your favorite horse and pick up a Wish List. Then purchase at least one item, per ornament, off of the list. Items include paper towels, kitchen supplies, office supplies, and equine supplies. Once purchased, simply drop off your item at Equest under our holiday tree or send to us directly from the vendor. If you shop Amazon Smile, choose Equest as your nonprofit beneficiary for an extra boost! Feel free to bring family members to tour the barn, meet our horses (bring carrots!) and learn more about our special programs. Go home with heartwarming ornaments for your holiday tree!
- “If there’s not a minute to spare in your busy holiday schedule, you can also purchase wish list items from our Amazon Wish List (click here), which include gift cards, equine shampoo, paper supplies, office equipment, muck tubs, lead rope, horse leggings and much more.
“Or consider making a donation (www.equest.org/holiday) to support our year-long programs. Equest provides equine assisted learning, therapies and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities, as well as veterans who receive all of Equest’s services at no charge. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling and equine assisted learning, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship and competition. With the help of 30 therapy horses, eight instructors, four therapists, three counselors, and 700 volunteers, lives are changed for more than 2,000 served annually.
“Thank you and Happy Holidays!”
* Photo provided by Equest