Letter: Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption needs your help

By on August 19, 2010

Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption, (www.fodhra.org), a local non-profit 501 © (3) tax exempt, all-volunteer horse rescue organization in rural St. Charles, needs your help.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, we will be hosting the Mane Event—A Horse’s Tale, our 4th annual silent and live auction dinner fundraiser at the Q Center, 1405 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles, but in order to be successful, we need gift certificates, monetary donations, or gift items to be auctioned, and paid ads, by Aug. 20.

For information, call Pat at (847) 931-4033, or e-mail her at epifane60@comcast.net.

This year we expect to have 200 people in attendance at our auction, and our goal is to raise in excess of $50,000 for the future goals of FODHRA. A donation from you, your business or organization will help us accomplish that goal.

If it’s possible for you to donate an item to our auction, we will include your organization or company name in our catalog, and your literature at our event in appreciation of your support.

While we fund a portion of our yearly costs through adoption fees, mini-fundraisers, yearly memberships and horse sponsorships, most of the expenses are left unaccounted for. It is for those funds that we hold our annual auction, The Mane Event.

FODHRA is the only recognized horse rescue in Kane County. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected horses, as well as horses coming from loving homes whose owners can no longer care for them.

We have a group of dedicated volunteers who come to help care for our special guests on a daily basis. They brush horses, clean stalls, do barn repairs or whatever else is asked of them. No board member or volunteer takes a salary. Our effort is truly one of dedication and love.

To learn more, visit us at our website, www.fodhra.org.

Lorrie Marsiglio
St. Charles