This is the first in a two part series for #GivingTuesday (December 2).
I’m proud to be a social media ambassador for #GivingTuesday (December 2) for the second year in row. We have a day of thanks, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a global event, and a chance for everyone to make a choice to help others.
Please take a look at this video for a quick explanation of what #GivingTuesday is.
I’m using the power of my words, along with the help of social media, to create awareness about an extraordinary organization that rescues, rehabilitates and matches horses with people.
The Full Circle Equine Rehabilitation Center is where “horses and people help each other.” Its Founder, Cris Pemberton, helps semi-retired horses and ponies find their purpose by spending quality time with people who care and love them. Cris, along with the help of many passionate volunteers, finds that, “the healing power of horses can touch, uplift and enrich the community.“
But the cost of caring for a horse is expensive, and many times she’s forced to turn down requests to take in horses who are old or physically/emotionally damaged. It breaks her heart to have to say no. If she had enough funds to say yes she’d be able to rescue and rehabilitate more and more beautiful horses.
Cris firmly believes in her mission of helping people in her community discover the magic of horses and therapeutic riding. She loves teaching others the proper skills of working with the rehabilitation and rescue programs offered at FCERC.
Through the help of generous donations from friends, family and the community Cris implemented a small scholarship program that grants one person at a time into the FCERC program.
But without the continued support of donations these programs can’t exist. Horses won’t be rescued and the community won’t receive the gift of healing from these beautiful animals.
Please take a look at the Full Circle Equine Rehabilitation Center website for more details about FCERC’s programs to find out how you can help.
I’d like to thank Cris for the special work she is doing, and for reaching out to me through the #GivingTuesday website. It has been an honor to get to know her and FCERC.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: FCERC is incorporated in Washington State and is registered with the Washington State Charities Registry. Our Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code was approved on July 31, 2014 effective February 26, 2013. FCERC is a Public Charity and, as such, contributions to FCERC are deductible. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2016 or 2522 of the Code.
Photo Credits: Photos of the horses are the sole property of Full Circle Equine Rehabilitation Center.