GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, a nonprofit organization proving equine-assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges, will host a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, August 22, 2020 (rain date Sunday, August 23, 2020). GAIT’s volunteers will be ready for customers from 9AM to 2PM at the Milford Township Building, located across from Kost Tires on Routes 6 & 209.
Proceeds from the car wash will support the Jean Work Scholarship Fund, which helps ensure that riders with special needs can access GAIT’s programs regardless of their financial status.
Seventy percent of GAIT’s annual operating income comes from grants and other donations. Despite GAIT’s efforts to keep costs low, some participants still require financial support. The Jean Work Scholarship Fund was established specifically to help those families, and the fund could not exist without the support of GAIT’s volunteers and generous donors.
The scholarship fund is named in honor and memory of Jean Work, who was a dedicated volunteer, board member, and PATH International Certified Instructor at GAIT. Jean believed strongly in the benefits of therapeutic equine activities and often supported riders who experienced financial difficulties with her own money rather than see them turned away.
After Jean’s passing, Allan and Wendy Kaplan established the Jean Work Scholarship Fund to continue her legacy. Private donations, employee matching gifts, and fundraising help to replenish scholarship funds each year, ensuring that GAIT’s equine-assisted activities and therapies continue to be accessible to all.
For questions or additional information, please contact GAIT at (570) 409-1140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. GAIT is located at 314 Foster Hill Rd., Milford, PA 18337.