My Nonprofit Reviews
Kandy Kay S.
Review for Throwaway Ponies, Farmersville, TX, USA
Throw Away Ponies has been around for awhile now. I do not live close enough to work with them on daily basis, but if I did, I would. I have spent years working with other rescue organizations and for a time ran my own riding program for autistic children. Doing one or the other is a lot of work, but doing both to help horses and people heal is an astronomical task that few would even attempt, much less acheive. This is exactly what Karen Bander has done with Throw Away Ponies.
I first met Karen years ago when we were both working with a rescue organization for horses. She and I hit it off pretty well. She is an honest, hardworking individual that is not afraid to put herself out there. The amount of people and horses she has helped over the years must reach the hundreds by now. She keeps her organization, working like a well oiled machine. Everyone does their fair share of work, and the end result is magic.
Having run my own program for awhile, I understand the amazing healing power of horses. I have heard nothing but good reports of the work coming from Throw Away Ponies. I donate whenever I can and help out with publicity as much as possible. Whenever there is a call from Throw Away ponies for a need, I know that it is legit. Many organizations, unfortunately, take money for fraudulent
reasons. This is not the case for Throw Away Ponies. The money intake and output is transparent. The animals are well taken care of and there is never any questions as to where the money goes.
I love being associated with these merchants of hope. This is the most awesome group of people and animals you would ever hope to meet. The work they do is so amazing and needed to help others lead a fairly normal life and to still others heal after a tragic event. As you drive up to Throw Away ponies you pass through a gateway of hope, love and redemption. Karen had a great idea many years ago when she first set this place up, now it is a reality and a total dream come true not just for her, but all the living beings she and her volunteers help.
Karen and her group of volunteers do a fantastic job of keeping the public aware of their activities and accomplishments. This is very important in keeping the organization alive and in the public eye. They help themselves when it comes to finding donations and funds. It would really be nice if someone else would reward all this work and allow everyone to enjoy their good works for a few minutes before having to scramble for more funding. If I could support the whole group financiallly I would, but that is not in the cards, so all I can do at this point is to let everyone know that their dollars will go to benefit those less fortunate than themselves, both people and animals.
This is organnization is a godsend. It has been needed for a long time and is finally in place doing what has been needed doing for a long time. If you want to feel good about time or money spent, please consider this organization. You will not be disappointed. Hapy Trails To You!
Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo
author: Pie, An Old Brown Horse
(That Knows What He Is Doing)
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