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EllenMae

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Review for Minis and Friends, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A group of friends sat around a kitchen table in late summer 2006, dreaming about their ideal mini therapy organization. As a co-founder, I'm so proud of what the volunteers, our Friends, have done to help Minis & Friends achieve that dream to become a unique service organization in the Austin area. We welcome new volunteers to help in our mission to take our mobile minis to visit those who could benefit from their gentle touch.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Minis and Friends, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a co-founder of Minis & Friends, I am so proud and grateful for what our organization has become. Almost 11 years ago, we couldn't even imagine the impact our minis and the faithful volunteers have on those we serve in the Austin area.
We are all volunteers and we depend upon donations to help us in our mission to visit children & adults who need that special touch our minis provide. A favorite moment for me was when the minis were out in public and met an autistic boy who didn't interact much with the world around him. He was fascinated by the minis and asked if he could touch one. By the end of this encounter, he was standing next to the horses,asking us to take his picture. We all got a bit misty eyed and his father was holding back tears, saying how amazing it was.
Our tagline "Little Horses, Big Hearts" says it perfectly!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Minis and Friends, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Since the day we sat around a kitchen table in late 2006, Minis & Friends has grown beyond anything we could have imagined that day. The minis continue to travel around Austin and surrounding area to visit those who need their gentle touch. Special needs schools, Alzheimer's facilities, children's hospitals and shelters and rehab units are among the various places we go. From our humble beginnings, Minis & Friends has grown into an organization with a big impact. We were named one of the Five Who Care by KVUE TV for Outstanding Community Service!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

Role:  Board Member