In the fall of 2015, many of you joined with us for our first work day and made tremendous headway on cleaning up the newly purchased property.
Through the generosity of Dan and Karin Abrell and Kate Lambie, a beautiful and extremely successful fundraiser in Valparaiso, IN, raised more than $8,000 for The Unbridled Hope Project.
July 22, 2016 we officially became a 501c3!
A second work day successfully prepared The Hall for use and removed a large amount of unsightly weeds.
Friday Nights with the Horses ran biweekly starting in January and was the development of volunteers learning about the uniqueness of our horses, the work we do and growing together as a team.
During October and November, funded by The Unbridled Hope Project, 5 foster care youth from Chicago, participated in 6 weeks of Power Tools for Living, experiential learning with the horses.
In November, our first event at The Ranch took place, Raising The Ranch Barn Dance. Much fun was had and we raised $1,540.00
Not all that was planned for was accomplished. However, it was only through the help of people giving of themselves that we accomplished all that we did. Our plans for 2017, with much hope and excitement:
Already two families are being served on a weekly basis for counseling both in the office and with the horses.
As the weather warms a bit, both The Unbridled Hope Project will resume, as well as our Volunteer Program.
This summer will include a few weeks of Power Tools for Living day camps.
In June, we will host a day camp for Holt Sunny Ridge, an adoption agency. The camp will be for parents and children to learn and practice the powerful program, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). This programming has been a long needed tool for both foster care and adoption families.
Included in our plans are a number of community activities to both raise funds and to build a community of people serving each other and bringing hope to those who so desperately need it.
We look forward to seeing you and partnering with you in 2017 as we:
Restore Hope, Rescue dreams and Renew possibilities!