Thursday, December 16, 2010

Say goodbye to slippery tracks

The arena at McKenna Farms

Though winter in Dallas, Georgia, doesn’t mean several feet of snow or temperatures hovering near freezing for weeks on end, it does mean cold, wet weather. And that spells slippery tracks for riding and hippotherapy sessions for the kids The Red Thread Promise supports at McKenna Farms.

“We’ve had to cut back on our schedule in the last few weeks because the mud makes it unsafe for both the kids and horses,” Jessie Moore, McKenna Farms director, said when we talked with her recently.

Maintaining these regular weekly sessions for the children are critical. Sessions translate into improved skills and better outcomes for the special needs kids who come to the farm.

Soon, though, weather concerns will be a thing of the past. The framework for a covered riding arena is already up, and the arena is scheduled for completion in the next couple of months.

We’re proud that we’ve been able to contribute nearly $4,000 to McKenna Farms through Jacob's Fund for therapy in 2010. That’s 14 sessions, more than one a month. Thank you so much to those who have made this treatment possible for these children. They are grateful and so are we!

It is our goal to double that number in the coming year. With your help, we can and will achieve that goal. If you have a heart for children with disabilities in the United States, please consider making Jacob's Fund a part of your family's giving plan for 2011. Whether large or small, the donations add up and allow us the opportunity to touch the lives of these children forever.

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