Critical need for program support!

COVID-19 trounced our revenue but not our determination!

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COVID-19 trounced our revenue but not our determination!

We've got this - with your help!

For 27 years, Riding To The Top (RTT) has been providing life changing services to children and adults with disabilities from more than 45 municipalities in Maine.

In March of 2020, along with the rest of the country, we saw everything change literally overnight.

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew we were going to have to be creative in order to continue our mission while the farm was closed for traditional services. For a high touch, hands on organization, we needed to learn how to reach out remotely to engage our clients and volunteers.Our efforts have included:

*Newsletters with educational content; videos; and activities to engage our clients;

*Phone call check-ins from staff and letters from our horses to all of our clients;

*Video chat sessions including Zoom Social Hours, "Zoom and Groom" connecting clients with their favorite RTT horse; and Zoom Volunteer Trainings; and

*"Curbside Visits" offering a brief but rewarding drive through the farm and visit with one or more of our horses.

During this time, we were also carefully planning a slow and safe re-opening based on CDC and State guidance. We have begun to slowly and safely reopen our services at the farm, but we need your continued support.
We know that this will be a long process and that our previous “cost/lesson” has gone up considerably based on client/staff ratios, new cleaning routines and the requirement for physical distancing and increased time between lessons. Income from this summer's programs and special events has been drastically reduced or eliminated.
If you have recently donated to RTT, thank you. If not, please consider making a donation today – a gift of any size will help to change lives.

Your support is more important now, than ever...thank you!

Thank you!