Double Wishes at Carousel Ranch in February
February, 2023 - Issue #217

Through February, donations to Carousel Ranch will grow twice as big thanks to an up-to-$50,000 matching donation from Wayne and Dianne Crawford. So, your $10 online donation will become $20 - and so on! Won't you join us during this month filled with love - literally changing lives, not only today, but long into the future? Make your doubly-kind donation today - and learn how to support the Ranch around town in February - by visiting

Meet a Few of the Carousel Ranch Kids
"Bodhi is a brilliant 7 year old boy with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. HE IS NON MOBILE so horseback riding gives him the freedom and mobility he craves. He is quite the thrill seeker! It also allows him to work on his balance, core strength and relaxes his high muscle tone, giving him the ability to move his body more functionally. And, above all: It's fun! Riding with Ms. Becky is Bodhi's absolute favorite therapy because it incorporates everything he loves- animals, being outside and family. It means everything to our family."
Kara Grable, Bodhi's mom

"What a great couple of months it's been! I've grown taller and have been gaining core and upper body strength, something that is difficult for me to do because of my medical condition.
Riding my buddy Cricket every week has allowed me to further develop the awesome head control I have nowadays. As a child with involved Cerebral Palsy, it is nice to be able to accomplish these little milestones through such an AMAZING AND INNOVATIVE THERAPY that I get to enjoy at Carousel Ranch!"
Christopher J. Ochoa

"Vicky's connection to the horses and people at Carousel Ranch has been magical! She awaits each session with great joy. Being part of this team is a blessing. I have such gratitude for what they do and give to each child. Thank you for giving our children an OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE."
Galia Leon, Vicky's mom

"It's an honor to support Carousel Ranch's annual giving campaign. We're so proud to be part of this incredible organization that combines HORSES & HEALING." 
General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Valencia Tom Swire
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Sharing "Kisses & Wishes" for Carousel Ranch

Yes, you can get a tax write off - but donating to local charities is more about what the org writes on your heart. 
For us, few nonprofits have made as big of an impact on our lives - and our community at large - than Carousel Ranch, our local equestrian therapy and vocational training organization. Serving over 100 students each week, the Ranch provides on-horseback therapy for children with special needs and vocational training for adults with special needs.
During the month of February, CR's annual campaign raises essential operating funds, in part, from community events like the ones mentioned here. Put them on your calendar - and invite friends. When it comes to eating well and doing good, the more - the merrier! 

Wednesday | February 1 to Monday | February 13
Wolf Creek Restaurant's Carousel Cake

Dine in or take out but don't forget to order your Carousel Cake with your meal - $5 of your purchase from every slice goes to the kids! 

Thursday | February 2
Salt Creek Grille All Day Long

Order lunch or dinner with a generous portion of your bill being donated to Ranch kids. Make sure to mention Carousel Ranch when placing your order!

Thursday | February 9
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. All Day Long

Enjoy lunch or dinner at Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. - a generous percentage will go 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.   

Thursday | February 9 to Tuesday | February 14
Nothing Bundt Cakes Val-o-Grams Delivered

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 and to arrange pick up. 268-8010

Thursday | February 23
Marston's Restaurant All Day Long

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Marston's and a generous 20 percent of your bill will be donated to Carousel kids. Remember to mention Carousel Ranch when placing your order.  
Direct donations during Carousel Ranch's capital campaign can be made by logging on.

The Carousel Ranch Story

The children of Carousel Ranch are sure to melt your heart. They are kindred souls with special-need challenges that most of us will never comprehend. But their spirit is always strong as is their determination to achieve the impossible. To witness a child's transformation touches your heart in unimaginable ways. So what makes Carousel Ranch such a magical place? Therapy lessons are disguised as fun in an atmosphere where every child can succeed. The equestrian therapy provided creates a unique and individualized program to meet each child's specific needs and goals. Technically, the movement of the horse causes an inherent response from the child, relaxing muscles that are tight, increasing tone in muscles that are weak, building balance, coordination and control, which in turn enables children to use hands and arms, sit, stand and walk. Emotionally, there is a powerful horse-to-human bond that makes the impossible possible.
Each year, many children with special needs wait for the opportunity to improve their health and experience life at Carousel Ranch. The Ranch is growing to serve more students and you can help them reach this goal by supporting their annual "Carousel Wishes & Valentine Kisses" campaign. Together, we can make a difference one very special child at a time.

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