If 40 People Donate $10, Then Heartland Farm Sanctuary Can Provide Community Groups With Therapeutic Animal Activities


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Farm-animal sanctuary brings animals to local youth organizations to promote animal-human bonds & nurture vulnerable children

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Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. 100% of donations go directly to Heartland Farm Sanctuary. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. Redeem online for personal acknowledgment. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Research shows that children dealing with significant challenges—such as delinquent behavior, abusive home lives, or emotional or cognitive developmental delays—benefit greatly from contact with animals in therapeutic activities. By caring for and playing with animals, children can develop a sense of responsibility, foster their nurturing instincts, and build relationships with animals that can lead to developing trust with caring adults as well.

Heartland Farm Sanctuary provides care and a peaceful, safe environment for homeless farm animals and creates programs that cultivate animal-human bonds to improve the animals' quality of life and benefit vulnerable children. As part of its community-outreach efforts, Heartland Farm Sanctuary's Farm on Wheels program serves special-needs, seriously ill, or at-risk children by bringing farm animals to Madison-area nonprofit organizations, where children can learn more about the animals and participate in therapeutic activities with them under the supervision of Heartland's staff and volunteers.

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help provide vulnerable local youth with therapeutic animal activities. If G-Team members raise $400, then Heartland Farm Sanctuary's Farm on Wheels can visit eight community organizations to provide these activities. Each additional $50 raised will be used to provide another community group with therapeutic animal activities. When G-Team members donate to today's cause, they can vote through the redemption form on one of five organizations, or suggest another organization, to help decide which groups the Heartland farm animals will visit.

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