Equine and Animal Assisted Activities for Special Needs Students
SOUTHERN STARRS "Wish Upon A STARR" List Program Needs:
Horse Sponsorship: $100 per month
Student sponsorship ($150 per 10-week quarter)
Large round baled hay (orchard grass, timothy, lespedeza)
Good quality square baled hay(orchard, lespedeza, alfalfa, clover mixes)
12% sweet horse feed (mixed at Edwards Feeds)
Purina Equine Senior horse feed
Gift certificates from Wilson Farmer’s Co-op, Edwards Feeds , TSC, Wal-Mart, Office Max, etc. are welcome! We’re looking for a good buy (or donation of) a used 4-wheel drive Gator or Polaris type utility vehicle. Administrative:
White and colored multi-purpose copy paper
Projects for Clubs and Civic Groups:
Choose from “Needs” list above to raise money for purchase and present to program.
Group participation to work at facility on facility maintenance projects such as painting or clean-up or working during sessions, special projectsor fundraisers.
OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION for YOUR CONSIDERATION!
Always helpful is a monetary donation. The costs to provide horse care, vet care, riding equipment, on-going maintenance, etc. must be met by funds raised during special events, participating in fund-raising programs like our BBQ Sale, AND by outright donations by individuals. Donations are welcome online using PayPal.
Kroger Community Rewards
Sign up to support Southern STARRS just by shopping at Kroger. Visit www.kroger.com/topic/kroger-community-rewards-3 and either log-in to your Kroger account or sign-up for an account. Enter your Kroger Plus Card number and chose Southern STARRS as the organization you wish to support. Once you have signed up, each time your use your Kroger Card, you will earn reward dollars for STARRS. You don't have to do anything else - just your regular Kroger shopping!!
GoodSearch is an internet search engine powered by Yahoo. They donate a penny per search to your selected charity. Goodshop is an oline shopping mall (operated by GoodSearch) with over 800 online retailers. A percentage of each purchase is donated to your designated charity. Go to www.GoodSearch.com and be sure to download this search bar to your internet browser. Enter Southern STARRS in the box where it says "enter your charity here ..." and you will be helping Southern STARRS by surfing the web and shopping online.
Southern STARRS is a 501c3 charity and all contributions are tax deductible. Going forward, the program is now offering individuals the opportunity to help sponsor a child in the program. Tuition for a 10 week session costs $150 per child. We have a scholarship fund set up for families who are not able to afford tuition but want their child to participate. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. You may mail contributions to the STARRS program office or use PayPal to securely pay your contribution on-line.
You can also check out Southern STARRS by going to Giving Matters. Search for Southern STARRS. This site will give you much more information about us and provides a link to contribute to our program.
Southern STARRS is an Agency of the United Way of Wilson County. While the United Way provides some financial assistance to the program, the majority of the operating funds come from donations and fund raising programs. Individual contributions help us with costs for insurance, horse care, volunteer recruitment, utilities and equipment. The use of the riding facility is donated by the Winfields so your contribution goes directly to help the program.