How you can help
Anne Waln Ryerss’ legacy contributes just a small fraction of the cost needed to provide quality care for our residents. In addition to food and shelter, a horse must have his hooves trimmed regularly to prevent soreness and injury. He must also receive a routine dental check-up and inoculations. And, like humans, an occasional illness or injury requires a doctor’s visit. All this, combined with special medications required by some of our residents, adds up to an average of $23 a day per a horse. That’s more than $5,400 a year for each horse.
The folks at Ryerss do what they can to keep the costs down. We grow our own grain, hay and straw on site. Since no public funds are received, Ryerss Farm relies on the generous support of caring individuals and groups. Every donation is gratefully accepted.
HOW TO DONATE:
1) DONATE BY MAIL: Make your check payable to “Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines” and send it to: Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465
2) TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION, click here.
3) DONATE THROUGH THE AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers. To participate in this program, you must visit www.Smile.Amazon.com and follow the prompts to select Ryerss as your choice of charitable organization that will receive the donation from your purchases. Remember to bookmark the site so you will easily connect to it every time to shop Amazon.
4) RYERSS WISH LIST: Want to help by donating an item from our wish list? Click WishList to view the entire list or to download it in PDF format.
Remember, Ryerss Farm is a non-profit, charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
MORE WAYS TO HELP RYERSS
This is a fun way for individuals, families and groups to help a horse. For just $30 a month, you can sponsor one of our residents. Stop by the farm and choose a horse you’d like to sponsor. The farm is open daily from 10:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Or, click on the Residents button to the left to read about the horses living at Ryerss. Then, print out a SponsorshipForm, fill it out, and send it to Ryerss Farm along with your payment. You may choose a monthly, bi-yearly or yearly payment plan.
BE A VOLUNTEER
We ask that you contact the office at (610) 469-0533 for more information on our volunteer program.
ATTENTION: FORMER OWNERS, SPONSORS & FRIENDS OF ALL RYERSS HORSES WHO HAVE “GONE ON TO GREENER PASTURES”
We have recently created a Memorial Plaque that will hang in the Ryerss Office hall near our Wall of Fame photos. This plaque will be in honor of our past Ryerss residents – the horses who have lived here and given us all so much joy! It will be a way for all to remember them, and for a modest minimum donation of $250.00, we invite you to have a brass plate on the plaque engraved with your beloved Ryerss horse’s name and a message, as well as your own name.
REMEMBER RYERSS IN YOUR WILL
If you would like to help the horses by naming Ryerss Farm in your will, the following wording is suggested by our legal counsel: “I bequeath to Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, presently located at Ryerss Farm, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465, the sum of _____ dollars (or description of property, whether real estate, stocks, bonds, or savings certificates, etc.).”
Ryerss Farm is open to visitors daily 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.