Hello, Forward Stride Family!
We are excited to share some pretty great news:
- We received our Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on May 1st!
- This loan has contributed to our campaign to raise $250,000 by the end of September to sustain operations. Combined with generous donations from our community, we have raised $100,000 already!!
- Riding lessons will be slowly reopening in the next several weeks, starting with owners of horses who are already coming onsite.
To show our thanks to our community for helping us raise 40% of our goal in less than three weeks, our staff have created some coloring pages featuring beloved horses from our herd! Printable PDF files can be found here. Print them out, color them, and then post them on social media and tag @forwardstride so we can see them!
Each time we hit a fundraising milestone, we will release more coloring pages as a thank you gift. It is our hope that they will help to brighten your day and bring you joy, much like you do for us!
We are committed to reopening our life-changing activities and therapies as soon as we can do so safely, and without increasing prices for our community. The generosity of our community (YOU!) allows us to do this. Your gift ensures that the people who need our services the most are still able to access them when we reopen. Thank you for your support.
-The Forward Stride Staff
Our horses are still looking for sponsors! Every horse we included in our previous email has received at least some funding… except for one! Don’t let princess Pippin feel left out! Help sponsor Pippin or your favorite horse by going here!