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Las Campanas Compadres Inc

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Causes: Recreation & Sports, Sports

Mission: There is a desperate need for appropriate facilities and professional instruction for people with special needs within Santa Fe County. Las Campanas Compadres provides opportunities for therapeutic physical skill development and activity in a supervised and attractive facility for individuals with physical, emotional, or learning disabilities. Lessons are free and are under the supervision of qualified instructors assisted by volunteers from the local community.

Results: Since inception in May 2007, Las Campanas Compadres has underwritten over 5000 1/2 hour private tutorial lessons.

Target demographics: Individuals with physical, emotional, or learning disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: by providing over 1200 student lessons.

Geographic areas served: Santa Fe, NM

Programs: Provide opportunities for therapeutic physical skill development and activity in a supervised and attractive facility for individuals with physical, emotional, or learning disabilities. Both swimming and riding lessons are given, free of charge.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 61-year-old female, new to LCC, and one of the few adults that I know of in the swimming program. I found out about the program because I have known the instructor, Dave, for many years, and I knew of his strong work ethic. I had heard him talk before about the loving care of the program's founders and its volunteers. I am a survivor of two traumatic brain injuries. I appreciate therapies/modalities in a quiet environment that can offer me assistance with a broad range of effects: physical, cognitive, and spiritual. I have found that environment and range with LCC's swim program. My neurologist says that strengthening the legs strengthens the brain. When I have to remember to put my left arm out at the same time to put my right leg out, I am helping my brain, too. The positive attitude and eagerness of Dave and volunteer, Mimi, lift my spirits and help me to laugh each week. I leave every week a better person with a better brain and stronger body. Thank you, LCC, for accepting me into the program and making it accessible to adult persons with disabilities.

Alexandra7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am writing for my son, Sonny, who looks forward each Sunday to being with his horse on Mondays. He shows up no matter how he feels or what the weather. The indoor rink and expert staff and volunteers make me feel he is safe, and his horse loves him unconditionally. It has truly made a huge difference in his confidence, his orientation and mobility, and his life. Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is impossible to truly describe the feeling I get when I greet my Las Compadres student and get the biggest smile that melts my
Ken heart. Most of them cannot say what they are feeling, but you know immediately how much you are contributing to their lives by the awesome smiles.

Being involved as a volunteer has enriched my life in so many ways and I encourage anybody who wants to give something back, to come and visit us to see what satisfaction is to had by being involved in this wonderful program.

Ken

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Through therapeutic riding and swimming lessons, Las Campanas Compadres has enriched my life for the seven years I have been one of their students.

I have made some great friends with the instructors and the volunteers who make the programs at LCC a success.

The founders, instructors, and volunteers always encourage me and motivate me to reach goals in other areas of my life.