In today’s struggling economy, our families rely on Windridge more than ever before for their child’s therapy needs. From its conception Windridge’s policy has been never to turn anyone away due to an inability to pay our weekly class fee of $82.00.
Many factors can affect a family’s ability to pay their child’s class fee. These may include job loss, insurance caps, and the high cost of traditional therapies and specialized medical care. Recent government cuts to Medicaid are also a factor. Over 68% of the 120 children and adults who participate weekly receive scholarships.
If you want to support a child’s class time please call Windridge, 903.797.2414 and talk with Dawn or click on our donation tab on our home page. You may earmark your donation for a full or partial scholarship.
Day in and day out we are reminded of people’s generosity. From time to time someone will stop by the office with a case of copy paper or a couple rolls of stamps. Just about the time we need to purchase paper towels or cleaning supplies, individuals bring these items. Wheelbarrows have been donated, our all-terrain vehicle was donated, toys for the sand box and play house, as well as cross-ties for water trough pads. We’ve had a riding lawn mower and push mowers donated. Your in-kind gifts save us several thousand dollars each year. Thank you for your generosity.
Our wish list consists of;
Office supplies: Copy paper, stamps, blue/black ink pens, sticky note pads
Paper goods: Paper towels and toilet paper
Gift Cards to Tractor Supply, Jake’s Feed, Home Depot, or Lowe’s
Leather Work Gloves (4 pairs)
Hand tools: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, socket sets, etc.
Power Hand Saw (Battery or Corded)
Battery Operated Leaf Blower
Commercial Grade Zero Turn Lawn Mower
Horse Sponsorships: $150 a month
Scholarships for Therapeutic Riding Programs, and the Hippotherapy Program: $650
Please call Windridge’s office, 903.797.2414 and talk with Dawn to see if these items have been donated or if you have any questions.
Windridge’s Walk of Reflections is a way to remember someone that is near and dear to your heart. This beautiful brick will memorialize or honor your loved one.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Funded by foundations, corporations, civic organizations and individuals. Windridge has grown to be an East Texas symbol of the people’s commitment to care for and invest in each of the children that live within their communities.
Preserve the Past, Celebrate the Present, Ensure the Future
Windridge’s planned giving was established to encourage, receive and manage major gifts such as charitable trusts, gift annuities and bequests that would support Windridge’s therapeutic horsemanship programs.
These gifts include:
Gifts of cash
Gifts of real estate
Gifts of personal property
Added tax benefits include:
Gifts of Appreciated Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds)
Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Oil & Gas Royalty Interests
Name Windridge as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy?
Name Windridge as a beneficiary of your annuity or IRA?
Name Windridge as a beneficiary in your will?
For some, a more sophisticated strategy might be a better fit:
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Lead Trust
Or, a donor may want to help fulfill Windridge’s promise by:
Endow an Instructor’s Employment Position
Endow a Semester for a Windridge Participant
Endow the Support of a Horse