OUR MAY 2021 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
We Prayerfully Ask for your Support!
With the Love of God
The Strength of People
The Power of Community
PLEASE GIVE TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY THRIVE!
Thank you for opening our letter. As of our last year's writing, there is so much good news to report that it's hard to know where to begin. We are putting our hearts and souls into our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan [see our enclosed diagram], and as of this writing I am thrilled to tell you that Changing Gaits was awarded a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve's Foundation to purchase a new lift to work with people with paralysis. We've received new therapists and our volunteer program is booming! I recently told someone that I feel like I'm up in a helicopter looking down at all the good things happening at Changing Gaits. What a view to see Phase I of our plan unfold!
To move forward with the new life, there is much work to be done before June when Channel 4 News is scheduled at the ranch to share our story of working with people with paralysis. But to prepare for this portion of our strategic plan, Changing Gaits, Inc. needs your help, financially. For our 2021 campaign to be successful we need to raise a minimum of $64,000. Your generous donations will help fund the following priorities so we can serve more people in need of our faith-based healing therapies:
Bobcat Track Loader @ $40,000: This purchase will eliminate expensive rentals for equipment and will be used daily for moving hay, feed, clearing fields, and to excavate land for a new round pen for serving people living with paralysis.
Excavation/Land Fill and Round Pen @ $24,000: Land at the ranch needs to be excavated/filled for the purchase of a round pen to ensure safety as we teach improved quality of life skills to our clients with paralysis.
Can we count on you to donate to our important cause? Do you know of a friend, family member, or business owner who has the heart and monetary means to help? If you do, please pass this important letter on to them as well. All levels of donations are greatly appreciated.
GOLD - $2.500+
SILVER - $1,000 – 2,499
PLATIUM - $750 - 999
All donations are greatly appreciated
If you are interested in donating through estate planning, inheritance or legacy gifts, please contact Guy Kaufman directly at 1 (320) 438-4001.
By making a tax-deductible donation within the month of May to our capital campaign, you will directly contribute to the many people struggling with the many forms of hurt and recovery our Equine-Assisted Therapy and Alcohol & Drug Counseling provides. Additionally, you'll be recognized for your generosity on our new sponsorship wall in the arena, created with authentic barn wood planks and donated by long-time supporters of Changing Gaits, Rob (1972-2020) and Sherry Ostertag.
Changing Gaits, Inc. is depending on your assistance and generosity. Please donate online or fill out and return the PDF form from the link below to pledge your support. Please be assured that your contribution will be put to good use. It will provide the help to marginalized individuals in need of assistance right here in our communities. We need your help to raise $64,000 by the end of May 2021. Thank you and God Bless you for your continued support.
Nile “Guy” Kaufman
Founder and Executive Director, Changing Gaits, Inc.