Serenity horses live on a 10 acre farm and like most farms maintenance and upkeep are part of the daily routine. We start our mornings every day turning out our horses from the barn, feeding and then cleaning each and every stall. Each horse stall is bedded with shavings and buckets are washed and refilled with water.
Horses that are currently being rehabilitated or those that require medical attention are moved to a clean stall and treated.
Once we have completed the barn we move on to the other parts of the farm. All loafing sheds, shelters, and paddocks are cleaned. Water troughs scrubbed and refilled, and any other maintenance, such as fixing fences, stacking hay, repairing equipment is started.
Keeping a farm running is a complex and time consuming business. There are no idle days on the farm. Still, each day, rain or shine, our volunteers are here working to sustain the farm and our wonderful horses.
We cannot do it without your help. Feeding and rehabilitating horses while maintaining our farm is not only time-consuming but expensive. Our volunteers work tirelessly. Wont you help them to do this very important work and donate to Serenity today?
Patricia Clark, Executive Director
Where do your donations go?
Your dollars go directly towards expenses like:
A month's hay: over $2100
A months shaving for our stalls is $624
A routine farrier’s visit for 1 horse: $40
A routine dental float: $160-225
To geld a horse: $200
A routine vet visit: $250
To worm all the horses: $300
To vaccinate all the horses: $600
To wash and repair our sheets and blankets for the year $1200
Listed below are some larger companies that match employee donations to non-profit organizations like Serenity. If your company is not listed, you can find out from your human resources office if your employer offers a matching gift program. If you are eligible for an employer matching gift, we hope that you will request an application from your human resources office! Matching gifts often double and sometimes, even triple your donation to Serenity.
Microsoft, Expedia, Boeing, Weyerhauser, AT&T, Starbucks and many others!
In-kind and other donations
Your in-kind donations are tax-deductible too! We will provide a tax receipt for all in-kind donations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to drop off items, or we can arrange to pick them up. Gently used items in good condition are welcome.
Donations of the following are also welcome:
Sign up for iGive so a portion of proceeds from your regular online shopping go to Serenity!
Or, show your pride in supporting Serenity - When you buy a Serenity t-shirt, tote bag or even a coffee cup through our CafePress site you are helping us in two ways: we receive funds to save horses, and your merchandise helps generate awareness for our cause!
Tax-deductible financial donations
Did you know 1 bale of hay costs between $16 to $23 a bale depending on the size of the bale and type of hay! Just $10.00 a month from 200 people would almost cover our hay bill for a month!
Donate your time or experience
We depend on the contributions of volunteers to achieve our mission. Our volunteers help with:
See our volunteer page to get started!
Sponsor or foster a horse
If you are interested in supporting a horse, but you are unable to adopt one, please consider sponsoring one of our special equine friends. Learn more about opportunities to sponsor a horse here.
Fostering is another great way you can help Serenity by making room for us to save another horse's life. If you have the facilities and time to care for a horse, but are not ready for the lifelong commitment that comes with adoption, please consider fostering one of our residents. It's also a good way to get to know a horse you are considering adopting. If you are interested in fostering a horse, please email Patricia at email@example.com.