The PEACH Pit demonstration is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 10 in Fort Valley, and Spirit’s Quest’s demonstration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 in Roberta. The demos are part of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association’s global “You First” campaign.
The goal of the You First campaign is to help first responders gain a better understanding of how to help themselves. The demo is open to all first responders in the area and is closed to the public and media.
The campaign in the U.S. and Canada will be in September, historically recognized as National First Responder Month. We’ll provide meals, to show our appreciation for our first responders.
To register, contact The PEACH Pit by Sept. 5 at 478-827-3224 and Spirit’s Quest by Sept. 19 at 478-319-5344.
First responders – paramedics, law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers, disaster assistance teams, emergency department staff and others – dedicate their lives to helping others in crisis, sometimes at their own peril.
However, because of the stigma associated with getting help, they may not seek therapy to cope with divorce, stress, traumas and the pressures of living up to our hero expectations.
It takes courage to ask for help. Be courageous. #youfirstdemo #firstresponder
If someone told you that you could double your investment just by asking, would you consider it?
Well, some employers match employee charitable giving dollar for dollar. You give $50, the employer donates $50 to the charity. You give $100, ditto.
Now, not all match dollar for dollar, but many will donate something, even for your volunteer hours.
What does this mean?
If your employer provides matching funds for your donations to The PEACH Pit, we’re able to provide more clients with low-cost mental health therapy, with our horses as co-therapists.
We’re a 501(c)(3) public charity, which means you’ll get a tax break, and when your employer matches your donation, our clients benefit, too.
Check out the list on our matching funds page to see if your employer is there. If not, ask your human resources department about adding us. You can also donate your unused rewards points through you credit card, American Express among them.
Every penny of your donation goes to direct client care.