Dustys Riders

Rating: 4.98 stars   58 reviews

Address:

7200 Franklin Ave Ste. 314 Los Angeles CA 90046 USA

Mission:

We provide at-risk children interactions with horses, taking them out of their present environment, exposing them to opportunities for personal growth building self-esteem and self-awareness.

Results:

We currently work with four Boys & Girls clubs (Burbank, Variety (in East LA), West San Gabriel Valley and Watts-Willowbrook) The Dream Center, Helpline Youth Counseling and Dubnoff Center Valley Group Home. We have up to 40 kids visit us per month.

Geographic areas served:

Greater Los Angeles Area

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323-876-3079
www.dustysriders.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with Dusty's Riders for 4 years now, and am now on the board of directors. DR is a wonderful organization with the kids at the center; everything we do is with them in mind. We are always looking for ways we can improve the program and activities to make it even better for them, but the truth is, almost every kid that comes says it was the best day of their lives and they want to come back. It is truly heartwarming to watch them arrive at the ranch, quiet and nervous, and by the end of the day, be smiling and loving all of their experiences. I love DR!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I learned about Dusty's Riders a few years ago through a mutual friend of mine and Sarah's, and finally was able to start volunteering this summer. I was amazed by Sarah's energy and ability to involve every kid and make each one feel special. It is such fun to watch the kids evolve throughout the day, and see the glow in their faces after the ride. Horses have such power, and I truly believe that meeting Dusty changes the lives of these kids for the better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading the questionnaires the kids fill out after their day. Many say it was the best day of their lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me wish that I could make the dream of the ranch come true, so that more kids could have this wonderful experience.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started as a volunteer w/ Dusty's Riders in 2009, not fully knowing what I was getting myself into. I'm actually a little scared when it comes to horseback riding, but seeing the difference this organization is making in the lives of the kids that get to participate makes me "cowgirl up" as often as I can! The best is seeing kids come back again and again and hearing all about how their time w/ Dusty and Sarah has helped them make great choices and be brave in their everyday life.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a member of the board of directors for Dusty's Riders, I can say that this organization's sole focus is the children we serve, and every resource is used toward furthering our mission to give children lasting memories and improve their self esteem. I also am a volunteer and have personally witnessed the smiles and changes that occur in these children. I find myself giving more and more time to Dusty's Riders, because it is a cause I really believe in.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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