Annually, LiftMeUp! serves approximately 200 students and provides approximately 3,000 lessons. We are able to make a difference in people’s lives largely as a result of a cadre of dedicated volunteers who provide nearly 10,000 service hours annually. Unfortunately, their hard work is not enough to maintain the program.
The cost of caring for our kind horses, rider equipment and stable maintenance is considerable. While we do charge a nominal fee to riders, we keep this cost low to ensure that all riders have an opportunity to participate in our program. Your contributions are essential to sustaining and growing our program.
LiftMeUp! is a local 501(c)(3) charity that relies on public support. Rider fees reflect half of the actual cost of providing lessons. Our riders rely on your support to continue to receive affordable lessons. Your donation helps enable a child or an adult with a disability to ride.
Just like people, horses can benefit greatly from therapies like accupuncture, massage and chiropractic work. Anybody can make a donation to sponsor a "Feel Good" session for their favorite LiftMeUp! horse. The cost of a bodywork session ranges from $200-300, depending on the work done. To make a donation for bodywork for a specific horse, contact Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge THANK YOU! to all who sponsored a horse's dental work this summer! Thanks to all of your sponsorships we were able to fully cover dental work for ALL of our horses!
McKenna Loftus - Rocky
Elizabeth Began - Jax
Kris Morris - Delfinia
Pam Jung - Jewel
Velvie Cunningham - Shimmy / Titan
Nina Gafni - Shimmy / Titan
Helen and Isobel Miller - Finn / Tina
Brandon Hommel - Finn / Tina
All tooth fairies wereinvited to come watch the horses have their dental work done in person at an entertaining and educational demonstration by Dr. Cilinski with Haymarket Vet.
Join us and raise funds to help keep our horses happy and healthy!
The “100 for 100” campaign kicks off this summer and will run through the end of the year, and is a fundraising program specially created to enable friends and family of LiftMeUp! (you!) to support the care of our horses by donating just $100.
Many of our horses are aging and are working their second (or even third) careers. Along with the patience, experience, and wonderful temperaments our horses have grown into with age, comes the need for additional supplements, medications, special shoes, and other necessities to keep them sound and happy. Some may have extra veterinary needs that accompany being a little bit older. Additionally, all horses need vaccinations, deworming medications, and regular dental care to stay healthy.
We are looking for 100 caring supporters to donate $100 to raise a total of $10,000 to help with their care and health needs for 2019. If you wish to donate, please donate by clicking on the Paypal button above.
LiftMeUp! is registered as a charitable organization at AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be asked to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. When asked, please enter "Lift Me Up" under the "choose your own charitable organization" field.
Your Amazon account will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
LiftMeUp! is proud to participate in the United Way, the Combined Federal Campaign and the Combined Virginia Campaign!
LiftMeUp! is proud to be an approved charity by the United Way, CFC and CVC! Each year, federal and state employees join together to lend their support to thousands of charities through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and Combined Virginia Campaign (CVC). You can help LiftMeUp! continue to carry out our mission of bringing therapeutic riding to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Donations can be made through your agency or on the web. Thank you for your support! We couldn’t do it without you!