Stable Life is nonprofit organization that provides recovery oriented, trauma informed mental health services to people in Marquette, Adams, Columbia, Waushara and Green Lake Counties. Along with our educational programs, referral and advocacy services, and peer support activities Stable Life provides equine assisted activities for individuals with mental illness, trauma, emotional issues and addiction struggles. We have been serving underpriviledged, at-risk and special needs kids, families and adults in central Wisconsin since 2005.
The cost of feeding our service horses is our largest annual cost between $14,000 and $15,000 a year. Programs like ours struggle financially and have very little cash flow in winter. It doesn't take long for the cost of hay, grain, vet and farrier to eat up the funds we save all summer for the long winter ahead. The Hay Raiser is our most important fundraiser every year and without your generosity, this program would not survive.
It takes approximately 165 large square or round bales and 500 small square bales of hay, along with about 2,700 pounds of feed to keep our horses fed each year. With your help we can assure enough feed for our service horses for the next year and continue to provide equine activities at little or no cost to the people we serve. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
Farmers can pledge a donation of hay. Our horses eat any grass mix of hay (canary, prairie, brome, timothy, etc). We use the large squares or round bales to feed daily in the pen and the small squares to feed in the sheds at night.
Businesses and individuals can pledge any amount of money. $45 buys one large round bale of hay. $75 buys one large square bale of hay, $200 will cover a month’s worth of sweet feed and $150 will allow us to purchase 50 small square bales. The pinch in the economy is affecting horse owners throughout the state and hay and feed prices continue to rise.
We need your help to feed our amazing service horses. Individuals can solicit hay donations on our behalf. If you know of someone who might be interested in donating hay, please download our Hay Raiser Pledge Form and we'll schedule a time to pick the hay up.
You can also donate via pay pal or you can mail a check or money order to:
Stable Life, Inc.
W7897 Eagle Avenue
Westfield, WI 53964
We are a non profit 501c3 charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.