By Jinae Kennedy
Every year, it seems like Thanksgiving gets shorter and shorter. Happy Thanksgiving! – And now it’s time to hit the malls. One day of feeling thankful, and then the commercial madness sets in.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday… now we even have Gray Thursday?
But thankfully, a new trend is starting. #GivingTuesday. A day for giving back. Today, Dec. 2, a worldwide campaign is encouraging people to kick off this giving season right. Follow the movement on Twitter @GivingTues and follow Hoofbeats’ participation @HoofbeatsTRC.
On this Giving Tuesday, we at Hoofbeats want to say thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, donors, and horses who have already given so much to our mission. Because of you, hundreds of riders have found joyful confidence and experienced healing – physically and emotionally – through horses. Thank you for loving so deeply and for creating such a fun and uplifting environment.
On this #GivingTuesday, you are the world’s inspiration.
But the biggest “thank you’s” go to Hoofbeats director Carol Branscome and assistant instructor Maria Pennine. For them, everyday is a giving day.
What will you do today? If you are already a Hoofbeats volunteer – thank you for your service! Please come back next season for more adventures. You will be blessed. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or if you know others who are interested, check out the Volunteer Information page at https://hoof-beats.com/volunteer.html.
You have time, energy, gifts, and beautiful talents. Whether it is at Hoofbeats or elsewhere, don’t forget to give back this Tuesday.
Let’s be part of a better trend.