Winter is officially here! We have survived our first few winter storms and are buckling down for what looks to be a tough winter. In the winter our herd needs your support more than ever. We have fewer adoptions in the winter and are at capacity with all of our stalls full or on hold for horses coming in.
Currently only half of our herd is sponsored. It costs Sunshine $200 to care for each horse every month. In addition to routine costs, we also have 2 horses that require extra care for temporary medical conditions. Our end of year campaign aims to raise money to supplement sponsorship dollars and help with our operating costs. Whether you can donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps. Click here to donate.
We are often shortage on volunteers in the winter. With holidays, school schedules, snowbirds and just colder weather it can be tough to get a full crew for all of our shifts. We have 2 shifts per day (8-11am and 5-8pm), every day, no matter what the weather. Whether you used to volunteer and haven't been to the barn in a while or have never volunteered we could use your help. Our morning crews tend to need the most help in the winter. Please contact us if you can help out.
Thank you volunteers for all that you do to keep Sunshine going. From trudging through deep snow to dealing with frozen hoses and buckets, we couldn't do it without you.
A special thank you to volunteer Cindy Albro who coordinates our monthly barn fundraisers. A total of $346 was raised for our herd with Al coming out as the big winner for November with Doyle hot on his tail.
We would also like to extend our thanks Al and the truck repair crew from Northside Collision in Cicero for volunteering their time to repair our truck. This allows us to plow our driveway and transport horses and supplies to events when needed.
Thank you for your continued help and support of our herd.