It’s Time to Pony Up
It’s no secret that ROCK has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March, classes have been canceled and the facility has been closed to the public. The most vulnerable members of the ROCK family have missed out on vital, life-affirming treatment, and it’s clear to say that the absence of each and every one of you is deeply felt.
In March and April alone, ROCK has missed out on $61,000 of tuition money — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Although ROCK’s staff has been working nonstop to care for the horses, keep in touch with our participants, and maintain the facility, without this crucial flow of money, the financial future of ROCK is in jeopardy. Help us ensure ROCK is able to weather this storm by joining our efforts to #PonyUpforROCK and reach our COVID-19 crisis fundraising goal of $61,000.
Thanks to a generous $10,000 donation from the Montandon Foundation and an initial Pony Up challenge of $5,000 from our board members, we’ve already reached 25% of our goal. Will you help us bridge the gap and raise these much needed funds?
You can also text ROCK to 512-661-7300 to donate
How You Can Help
We understand the COVID-19 crisis has affected all of you in different ways. If you aren’t able to make a donation, there are several ways you can help ROCK reach our fundraising goal from starting a Facebook Fundraiser to adding us on Amazon Smile as your preferred charity. Here’s more details on how to get started.
Start a Facebook Fundraiser
Support ROCK’s mission by by using the power of your Facebook network to raise funds for ROCK. Although our original push for #GivingTuesdayNow ended in the beginning of May, it’s never too late to start a fundraiser of your own. Whether it’s your birthday, anniversary, or just because, Facebook Fundraising is one of the easiest and most effective ways to support ROCK.
By sharing your passion for ROCK with your friends and family and encouraging them to give, a few dollars here and there can quickly add up to a HUGE impact. We’ve provided instructions and a collection of resources you can use to share your #PonyUpForROCK story and make your fundraiser successful.
Double Your Impact with Employer Matching
Did you know that many employers offer a donation matching program to encourage charitable giving among their employees? By completing a matching gift donation form (online or paper), you may be able double or even triple your donation!
Need help completing your donation matching form or have a question about corporate donation matching? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be happy to help you.
Add ROCK as Your Preferred Charity on AmazonSmile
Thanks to the AmazonSmile program, making a donation to ROCK is as easy as shopping on Amazon. When you add ROCK as your preferred charitable organization on AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation equal to 0.5% of your eligible purchase to ROCK.
Already signed up for AmazonSmile? Remember to use smile.amazon.com for your purchases to count!
Spread the Word about ROCK
Still want to help ROCK? Sometimes all it takes is sharing a story with the right person to inspire them to act. If there’s only one thing you do, please share this video on your social media channels. This shortened version of the original message we aired on April 4 is a great way to share our story with the world and show people the importance of the work we can’t wait to get back to at ROCK.