River Ranch Educational Charities was chosen to operate at the Texas Horse Park by the City of Dallas. We were granted 501(c) (3) status by the Department of the Treasury on October 17, 2003 by the Internal Revenue department. We specialize in providing services to the underprivileged and high functioning special needs children. These children can visit throughout the year. We offer various donation and scholarship packages at both of our locations, free of charge, including: petting zoo visits, pony rides, riding lessons, trail rides and party packages or discounts depending on the clients particular situation, ability and experience. We even have two complete weeks set aside during our annual summer camp just for them. Our charitable services are also offered to other non-profit organizations including churches, schools and other government agencies that are also contributing their efforts to the betterment of those less fortunate.
Our commitment to the City of Dallas is that River Ranch will ensure that: 1) A minimum of 25% of River Ranch's summer camp participants at the Texas Horse Park be residents of the City of Dallas and meet the City's low income requirements defined as 80% of the Dallas Area Median income for families. 2) A minimum of 10% of its annual riding lessons and trail rides be provided to residents of the City of Dallas that meet the City's low income requirements defined as 80% of the Dallas Area Median income for families. 3) We provide free services to the Dallas Residents on the 3rd Thursday of each month upon sign up and depending on availability. (Please contact us to reserve your spot.)
It is truly amazing what an effect the animals and the outdoors have on the children and the effect the children have on us! The estimated value of donations made by River Ranch Educational Charities in the last 4-5 years is over $600,000! In order to keep giving, we need your assistance. We've always prided ourselves on raising our own funds in-house but with your help, we could give even more to even more precious folks. We believe in the healing power of what we have to offer and would love to have you come out to experience it first-hand. Your donations will help provide more kids and families with the gifts that our charity and Texas Horse Park have to offer. We hope you'll join us on this mission!
List of some of the organizations that have received donations from River Ranch: Turning Point Rape Crisis Center, Samaritan Inn Homeless Shelter, Minnie's Food Pantry, Texas Stampede, Child Protective Services, Make A Wish Foundation, American Diabetes Association, Especially Needed, Birthday Blessings, Dallas Challenge-Youth In Crisis, Rocky Top Therapeutic Center, American Heart Association, Hope's Door & Prestonwood Christian Academy. Also included are numerous individual recipients.
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