“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

-Mother Tersea

Dear Friends:

Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center offers a unique environment of unconditional support and opportunities for skill building and personal achievement. For a child with disabilities, often ostracized and frequently bullied, the environment of unconditional acceptance provided by Healing Touch can have a life altering effect. With our beautiful gentle Angels, Healing Touch delivers a therapeutic service that cannot be replicated in an office or hospital setting.

Our program is designed to foster independence and self-confidence, teach life skills, and provide challenging individual therapeutic and educational activities to a population with limited resources. The challenges our participants face include muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, emotional and social behavior disorders.

Healing Touch has been serving the special needs community since 2010. One of Healing Touch’s underlying goals is to offer our programs to all who might benefit based on therapeutic need rather than ability to pay. We deliberately keep our fees very modest by underwriting approximately 75% of our actual costs to make our service affordable. Over the past year, we have seen an increase in basic operating costs of hay, grain, farrier, vet and facility expenses. This Annual Appeal will allow us to continue our program and to ensure that everyone can benefit.

Like most non-profit organizations across the country, Healing Touch has not been immune to the trend of more conservative gifting. Our center is growing and we need your help to allow us to continue our growth so we can touch more individuals with this wonderful therapeutic riding program.

Your donation to Healing Touch provides the donor with a tax deduction. Your gift to Healing Touch can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one, as a special gift for celebrating a birthday or as a thank you to a friend or neighbor for a special deed.

Your contributions are critically needed to allow Healing Touch to keep our fees affordable and we will continue to underwrite the majority of the cost of every participant’s lesson. The money that supports this indirect scholarship is generated by this Annual Appeal.

Your contribution can be given in several different ways:

Ω Direct one time donation

Ω Pledge for 2016 to be spread out over several months up to December 31

Ω Bells of Hope Sponsorship program

Ω Adopt a Horse program

Ω Sponsor a Rider program

Checks made payable to: Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center, 3090 Comanche Rd., St.Cloud, FL 34772.

For your convenience, your donation can be made via Pay Pal by clicking the icon below.

Your consideration in becoming part of the Healing Touch family is greatly appreciated.

In Service,

Mary Kingslien
The Board of Directors
Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center
Mary Kingslien, President

Annual Appeal Letter

Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center

 A Non-Profit Organization