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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Family Counseling, Foster Care, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: Being dependent on God, Rawhide's mission is to develop beneficial environments so at-risk and delinquent youth and their families can build healthy, life-changing relationships, and become responsible individuals.

Results: A study done by Dr. Frank Cummings, a Clinical Psychologist, documented a 73% success rate for Rawhide producing sustained positive outcomes in the lives of court-referred youth six months after discharge. Vehicle and cash donations help fund our programs.

Target demographics: At-risk youth and their families

Geographic areas served: Wisconsin

Programs: Residential care for troubled youth, family and individual counseling, equine therapy, education, summer camps, community service, and work experience training for troubled youth.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Rawhide is the best non profit I've ever seen! Helped so many troubled youth become great men and community members. I should know because I am one of those men because of Rawhide. I was there from 97-99 and am a huge supporter. Life is amazing and God is great! 5☆☆☆☆☆ for Rawhide! The proceeds go for a great cause :)

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RawhideInc Thank you so much for your kind words, Kenneth! We're glad we were able to help guide you on a great path years ago and are always happy to hear from you. Thank you again :)

1 Johnathon H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm an alumni of Rawhide. I was a boy there nearly 10 years ago. And even after a decade I still remember the lessons they taught me every single day. Without Rawhide I'd probably be in prison right now, instead I'm a hard-working husband and father living my dream. Thanks Rawhide

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RawhideInc 08/24/2016

You're welcome Johnathon! Thank you for such kind words. We're so happy to hear about your continued success. Keep up the amazing work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been aware of Rawhide for all the years of their existence and have been regularly donating to them for over 35 years. The work they do to push young men to recognize their own potential and set their lives on a path to success is truly remarkable.
Rawhide is proud to use Christian principles in their program even though there have been several attempts over the years to damage them financially for adhering to this mission.
The records show that the young men who participate in Rawhide's programs are more likely to remain out of the justice system. Rawhide's successful model should be studied and repeated!

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RawhideInc 08/24/2016

Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review! We're so grateful for your continuing support and for your praise! God bless you.

1 William92

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These guys are doing good work and deserve respect. They always follow through on contests. Great stuff keep up the work that you do or whatever. Wooooooooooooo

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RawhideInc 08/10/2016

Thank you for the kind words, William. We appreciate you taking time to leave us a review!

Client Served

Rating: 1

We where Iola car show a nd put in for somee of your prize was called and said we won tire proudcs. Never received productss and never heard from you people again. That is not a very good way to run a contest and hen not send products .

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RawhideInc 08/10/2016

Hello, We're very sorry to hear you haven't received your prize. Unfortunately, we did not give away any tire products at the Iola Car Show. We did just call the car show to ask about the situation and they do still have the tire products you won. They will be trying to contact you very shortly through phone and email to help resolve this issue for you. If there's anything else we can do for you please let us know. We're more than happy to help you resolve this issue.

3 Janet139

Former staff

Rating: 5

My husband and I were houseparents for almost 14 years at Rawhide...I am now now a widow and live alone. I had a call this morning from one of our former boys checking on how I am doing...what a blessing for me.ho

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RawhideInc 08/09/2016

Thank you so much for the kind review, Janet! We are so grateful you took the time today to help us.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rawhide was an answer to our prayers. Our son attended Rawhide from the age of 15-16.5. Every person we came in contact with demonstrated a strong faith and a caring desire to help our son. Our son is now 21 and on a positive path. Rawhide was very instrumental in this. My parents donated a vehicle after seeing what the organization did for their grandson. They had a positive experience with the donation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Approximately ten years ago I had the opportunity to tour the Rawhide campus and was completely awestruck with the facility, staff and most importantly the young men they serve. We were able to hear and see first hand how they had changed the life of a young man whom was graduating from the program. A young man that without the help of Rawhide was destined to life on the streets or prison. Honestly this was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I have supported Rawhide since both as a volunteer and financially. If presented the opportunity take the tour, chances are it will change your life as well.

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RawhideInc 08/04/2016

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We're so glad you came out to tour and were able to meet a young man and see the impact we were able to make in his life. Thank you so much for your support through the years. Words do not state how grateful we are.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known about Rawhide since it's inception almost 50 years ago when it was established by John and Jan Gillespie. Even before that time, they worked unselfishly with youth to give them purpose and meaning as well as providing spiritual needs. I have know some of those that lead and direct the programs at Rawhide as well as those that carry on day to day functions. I am 100% certain the efforts made by all these people are sincere and fully supportive in meeting the mission statement adopted by Rawhide . I donate by regular bank drafts monthly and only wish that I could donate a lot more. Living nearby I see the difference in the boys and that makes me so grateful that Rawhide exists.

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RawhideInc 07/21/2016

We are so grateful you took the time to leave such an amazing review! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for helping raise awareness for Rawhide.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have lived within a short drive of Rawhide all my life. I had a cousin that was a troubled teen and was a member at Rawhide some years ago. It was very impressive to see the change in his life after spending time at Rawhide. It completely changed his life. I have been a donor for many years because I truly believe that what they are doing for troubled youths is invaluable. These kids have a second chance at life because of the Love and Care they receive at Rawhide. Keep up the Exceptional work.

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RawhideInc 07/21/2016

Wow! Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We genuinely appreciate your kind words and for you taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Bless you.