Double the Joy this February
Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses
February, 2024 - Issue #227

"We felt from Day One that we were part of a community, an unconditional loving family. Within a few weeks, we noticed improvements in Gianna's muscle tone and wellbeing. Her body is typically stiff. The sessions address this stiffness in small increments so she doesn't necessarily feel any pain or realize that her body is working so hard. She has gained much more trunk control and rotation in her upper body. Not only is Gianna getting her orthopedic needs met, she is also getting her social and emotional needs met. Physical changes are wonderful but being at the Ranch provides Gianna her own 'thing' that gives her a sense of belonging. The entire experience is what makes Carousel Ranch so special to us."
Stacey Claros
Through February, donations to Carousel Ranch will grow twice as big thanks to a generous matching donation - up to $50,000 - from Wayne and Dianne Crawford. So, your $10 online donation will become $20 - and so on! Spread the joy during this month filled with love - literally changing lives not only today but long into the future. Make your doubly-kind donation now and learn how to support the Ranch around town in February by visiting

Celebrate with Pancakes & PJs
Help kick off this year's campaign with the Ranch's first ever Pancakes & Pajama Party on Saturday, January 27 from 10am to 1pm at Carousel Ranch. Purchase your tickets today for only $20 by logging on.
Support SCV Restaurants & Share the Love with Carousel Kids All Month Long
Serving over 100 students each week, Carousel Ranch provides on-horseback therapy for children with special needs and vocational training for adults with special needs. Dine out every Thursday in February to support this deserving organization.
See the full lineup at

Thursday | February 1
Marston's Restaurant

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and generous 20 percent will be donated to Carousel kids. Mention Carousel Ranch when ordering.

Thursday | February 8
Salt Creek Grille

Order lunch or dinner - eat in or take out - and a generous portion of your bill will be donated. Mention Carousel Ranch when ordering.

Thursday | February 22
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Enjoy lunch or dinner at Wolf Creek and a generous percentage goes to the kids of Carousel. Remember to select the Carousel Ranch donation at the top of the "To Go" menu or let them know whether ordering in person or by phone. Don't forget to order your Carousel Cake - with $5 going to the kids from every slice.

Thursday | February 22 to Wednesday | March 6
Order the Carousel Cake at
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Order your Carousel treat by the slice to gift the org with a $5 donation. Trust us, it is seriously delicious!

Saturday | February 10 & Monday | February 12 to Wednesday | February 14
Nothing Bundt Cakes Val-o-Grams Delivered to your Business

Here's a simple, delicious way to show your clients, employees, friends or family that you love them! Carousel Ranch will be taking pre-orders and delivering Bundtlet Valentines from Nothing Bundt Cakes within the SCV. You just need to purchase 10 or more at $12 each. Want to buy less than 10? Pick up any quantity at Carousel Ranch - they are the perfect gift for teachers, friends and loved ones. Call for details or email

Be Sweet to Carousel Kids All Month Long
Get your Car Serviced at Mercedes Benz of Valencia

Does your Mercedes need service? This is the time to do it! The dealership is generously donating $1 for every vehicle serviced at their station in February. Customers will also have the opportunity to make a matching donation for the kids.

"The children of Carousel Ranch inspire us to be and do more. We're HONORED TO BE OF SERVICE to this community that lifts up SCV families through hope on horseback."
Tom Swire, general manager Mercedes-Benz of Valencia 753-5555

Carousel Ranch Transforms Lives, One Special Child at a Time

Step into the enchanting world of Carousel Ranch and you'll find that the hearts of its children are bound to captivate yours. These young souls face special challenges that many of us may never fully comprehend, yet their unwavering spirit and determination to conquer the impossible shine brightly. What sets Carousel Ranch apart as a truly magical place? At first glance, it may seem like pure fun, but beneath the surface, lies a transformative therapy experience. The equestrian therapy offered at the ranch creates a tailored program for each child, addressing their unique needs and goals. The rhythmic movement of the horse triggers a physiological response, relaxing tight muscles, enhancing muscle tone and improving balance, coordination and control. This, in turn, empowers children to achieve milestones like using their hands and arms, sitting, standing and even walking. The magic doesn't stop there; emotionally, a profound bond between horse and human forms, making the seemingly impossible, possible. Witnessing a child's metamorphosis in this nurturing environment leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all who experience it. Each year, countless children with special needs eagerly await the opportunity to enhance their well-being and savor life at Carousel Ranch. As the demand for their services grows, the ranch expands its reach to serve even more children. You have the power to make a difference in these young lives by supporting the annual "Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses" campaign. Together, we can contribute to the growth of Carousel Ranch, transforming the lives of these extraordinary children, one cherished moment at a time. To learn more about how you can make a positive impact, log on.

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