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Horse Therapy helping a young boy.

Hi! Welcome to PALS, let us introduce ourselves! PALS is a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana that utilizes Equine-Assisted Services (not to be confused with “horse therapy“) to help people with disabilities, veterans, senior citizens, and at-promise youth. We take pride in our programs and hold ourselves to a high standard as members of PATH Intl. Equine-assisted learning can offer physical, emotional, and social aid for a diverse group of people. Our vision is to provide a caring, safe, and challenging environment, to foster the growth and individual achievement of all participants, enabling them to reach their highest potential.

At PALS, we rely on generous donations to keep up with the care of our animals and clients. Becoming a donor is more than just about giving money, it is about joining our community. PALS donors give our clients the opportunity to be in a safe environment that fosters growth and development. Our community goes beyond just the clients, we want to better the Bloomington community as a whole. Every month, over 300 members of the Bloomington community are impacted by our services. In order to keep making this impact we need our donors’ support.

At PALS there are so many ways to give. Every donation we get impacts our community, clients, and animals. Under the donations tab on our website you can customize your donation amount, purpose, and impact. Not only will your donation help PALS, it can save YOU money! By making a stock or mutual fund donation, you will not have to pay the capital gains taxes when selling the stock. This is a win-win for you, PALS, and the community!

Another donation option we offer is our Sustaining Strides program. You choose a donation amount you’re comfortable with and then can support the growth of PALS through monthly donations of this amount. This program allows our donors to become the foundation of PALS. Supporters of the Sustaining Strides program who donate above $50 monthly are eligible for recognition in our barn. We love to show our appreciation for our sustainers by recognizing them on a wall in our barn. Additionally, sustainers who donate $500 or more have the opportunity to be recognized on our website.

We understand that our supporters are not only people connected to our services but also those who have a love for our animals. If this sounds like you, our “Sponsor a Horse” program would be a great way for you to make an impact. Sponsoring a horse consists of a $250 monthly donation to cover the costs of food, vet visits, and farrier services. Our horses rely on support from our generous donors in order to keep up the high standards of care they deserve. Donors who choose to sponsor a horse for a full year get to have monthly grooming visits with their horse and an honorary plaque on your horse’s stall recognizing your support. Donors also have the option to sponsor a horse for 6 months and get two grooming sessions with a framed photo of you and your new pal! We want our donors to get to know their horse and feel the connection to the horses that our clients feel toward them.

If none of these options seem right for you but are interested in supporting PALS, our shop and give donations are a great way to get involved! PALS has partnered with Kroger to give donors the opportunity to support PALS through their grocery trips. Link your Kroger Shopper’s Card to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and PALS will get a portion of your purchase! Additionally, you can check out our Amazon wishlist to help PALS with purchasing the necessary supplies and equipment to run our programs.

We hope to grow our community of supporters through our wide range of donation programs to cater to all types of supporters. We truly appreciate any type of support for PALS. Our goal is to continually increase our impact on people’s lives and on our community. Donate and make your impact now!