HELP US SAVE HORSES
Every horse deserves a dignified retirement. Most don’t get that. We make life better for as many as we can - and that, my friend, is because of you. Our rescued horses are permanent residents of Bright Futures Farm. They are dependent on your donation - and every dollar counts. Our journey isn’t an easy one. Retirees are just that, because of their age or a permanent disability. Most horses don’t get the chance for retirement, let alone a dignified one because they fall prey to poor decisions, uncaring humans and compromising circumstances.
Your donation helps us provide the feed, hay and professional services (vet, farrier, dentist) that help our horses stay healthy for the remainder of their golden years. You help keep them healthy and safe. You are their caregivers.
It costs $400 per horse, per month, to properly care for each horse at our facility. None of us can help them all, but you can make the difference for one with a one time donation or by becoming a monthly sponsor. No amount is too small and every donation goes directly toward the care of the seniors here at Bright Futures Farm.
SIX WAYS TO GIVE
Safe, Secure, Tax-Deductible
ONE-TIME GENERAL DONATION
Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Make a one-time donation that will help us continue to rescue horses in need and care for our permanent residents.
The most difficult job in horse rescue is not when we save a horse from a sad, desperate situation - it's when the emergency fades and we have to find the funds each month to care for the new horse over the long term - and that can be ten or even twenty years.
It costs, on average, $400 per horse each month to properly care for our senior permanent residents, and because Bright Futures Farm is funded primarily by donations, it is your support that makes a lasting difference in the lives of these magnificent creatures. Please consider becoming a monthly sponsor or gift a unique gift for someone you love - sponsoring one of our horses in their name. You make the difference. We do the work.
MONTHLY DONATION - ANY AMOUNT
If you would like to make a monthly donation that differs from the amounts listed above, click the link below and CHECK THE BOX that says "Make This Recurring (Monthly)."
You can make a donation "in memory of" or "in honor of" by clicking the link below. Use the pull-down menu to select "Memorial Donation" or "Honorary Donation" and then checkout with either PayPal or a credit/debit card. IMPORTANT: On the checkout screen, please click on "WRITE A NOTE (OPTIONAL)" and provide:
1) Your name or a request to donate anonymously.
2) The name of the person or animal you are donating to memorialize or honor. If you would like to let someone know about your memorial/honorary donation, please provide their name and email address.
DONATE BY MAIL
If you would like to send us a donation, please mail to:
Bright Futures Farm
238 Old Franklin Pike
Cochranton, PA 16314
LEAVE A LEGACY
If you’d like to leave a lasting legacy, please consider including Bright Futures Farm in your will or estate plan. Such a gift enables you to make a significant contribution that may not have been possible during your lifetime. Your planned gift may reduce your estate taxes while supporting the horses you love.
SILENT AUCTION AND FUNDRAISER ITEMS
Auctions are one of our biggest fundraisers - especially racing memorabilia or horse related items. Bright Futures Farm would greatly appreciate any donations of items or services that may be used in our fundraising efforts. If you’d like to donate an item/items for one of our auctions, please contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW ARE YOUR
DONATE ITEMS TO HELP BFF
If you'd rather not donate funds, you can support Bright Futures Farm's rescue efforts by arranging to donate items we use daily for our horses, cats, and farm (see below).
HORSE FEED AND SUPPLIES: Legends Carb Care Senior, Purina Equine Senior, Southern States Reliance, Hoof Oil, Himalayan Salt. These items can be ordered directly from our feed supplier, Agway in Grove City (phone 724-458-9830) or through Amazon.com or chewy.com and shipped directly to us.
CAT FOOD AND SUPPLIES: Dry Cat Food (Iams, Rachel Ray and Purina Brands), Canned Cat Food (Friskies Tasty Treasures), Clumping Cat Litter, Cat Supplies (Trees, Beds and Toys). These items can be ordered through amazon.com or chewy.com and shipped directly to us.
OFFICE SUPPLIES: White Copy Paper, Forever Stamps
Did you know that many corporations organize programs that match employee donations to eligible non-profit organizations? Donations we receive through employer-employee matching can double, triple, and even quadruple the donations to Bright Futures Farm! Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching charitable gift program in place, and feel free to call us at (724) 496-4960 if you need help setting up employer matching.
Bright Futures Farm has achieved Platinum status with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Platinum status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.
2021 DONATION DRIVE
TRUSTWORTHY AND PROVEN
Bright Futures Farm has been a trusted 501(c)(3) charity since 2000. We are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and have been since 2014. Being accredited by TAA means that we have proven, through independent documentation, that we are a transparent organization, use our funds wisely and provide excellent care to the horses at our facility. The TAA inspects our books and our facility several times a year.
We receive no funding from state or federal agencies. We rely solely on YOUR donations for support. Your financial support provides the food, supplements and care each horse here needs to stay healthy in their golden years, and most of our seniors live well into their thirties because of the care that you help provide.
HELP US DO WHAT WE DO BEST
AND GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
Making a donation will allow us to continue to do what we do best...save horses that are suffering, abused, and neglected and provide long-term care to the very senior permanent residents that call BFF home. The horses we rescued from the hanging barn in 2016 were with us just five months. Because of their dire condition, it cost over $18,000 to make them healthy again. Medical expenses for the six horses from the hanging barn alone were over $10,000 and funds raised for their care totaled $8,500...well short of what was needed. As you can see, it is expensive to provide proper, ongoing care to not only nurse an animal back to health, but to keep it healthy in it's golden years. Providing just feed for one senior for one day costs $9.60. To feed just one senior for a month is $268.80. Will you provide food for a day ($9.60), one week ($67.20) or one month ($268.80) for one of our very senior seniors?
Better yet, would you like to become a monthly sponsor of one of our seniors? The DONATE button below will allow you to make a one-time donation of any amount, or sign up to be a monthly sponsor. And, please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation and DOUBLE your support. Many do.
The before and after photos of Cider on the right from the hanging barn say it all. They tell the story of what we do. Please donate now, because your gift is truly the gift of life and we need your help!
BFF's RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
From 2016-2020, Bright Futures Farm:
Rescued 29 horses, including 6 severely abused horses rescued from a place called "the hanging barn" in 2016. (Read about the hanging barn rescues here.)
Professionally trained 16 horses to give them the foundation they need to find a permanent home.
Placed 32 horses into new homes.
Cared for 17 elderly or disabled horses on-site at Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton.
Boarded 6 additional horses because they needed a soft landing and Bright Futures Farm was full.
CIDER FROM THE HANGING BARN
IN MEMORIAM - IN REMEMBRANCE
REMEMBRANCE DONATION, JANUARY 20, 2021
Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the links for GuideStar and Network for Good. We have been Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian.
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