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
Founded in 1988, Windridge operates as a community supported501(c) (3) non-profit organization and maintains its status as a premier accredited center with PATH Intl. Windridge fulfills its mission to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities with innovative therapy techniques by way of equine assistedactivities and therapy programs.
Funded by foundations, corporations, civic organizations andindividuals 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.
Promises to Keep
Windridge has a responsibility to those who have dedicated their lives to children and adults with disabilities, to the children and adults who participate in our programs and their families as well as those who have given of their time and monetary gifts in order for Windridge to offer therapy by way of the horse.
Spirit of Giving is established as a planned giving program to encourage, receive and manage major gifts from individuals who choose to give gift annuities, charitable trusts and bequests.
If you would like further information please contact;
Randy Monk, CPA, Board Treasurer at 903.297.8297
Kyle Penney, Executive Director of East Texas Communities Foundation manages Windridge’s endowment, the Margo & Bruce Dewkett Endowment.