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Shining Hope Farms

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Milinda Kirkpatrick
Main Address:
328 Whippoorwill Lane
Mt. Holly, NC 28120
Shining Hope Farms - Charlotte Location
3701 Kidd Lane
Charlotte, NC 28216
Shining Hope Farms - Conover Location
6347 St Peters Church Rd
Conover, NC 28613

What We Do

Shining Hope Farms is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable children and adults to reach their full potential through the use of equine assisted activities and therapies. We currently serve 200 children and adults weekly between our programs (1) Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, 2) Therapeutic Riding), 3) Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 4) Saddles and Salutes Veterans Program at our three locations.

Interesting Info

We are the only provider of the Hippotherapy treatment strategy in the Charlotte region.
36% of the families we serve are below 200% of the poverty line and we serve the majority of our participants for free.
90% of our participants have made significant functional gains that help to improve their quality of life (and their family's) after receiving services.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Therapy Side-Walker & Barn Help (COVID-19 safety protocols in place)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Wed Mar 23 2022.
Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Volunteer Photographer
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Thu Mar 03 2022.
Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Upcoming Events

5K & 10K Salute Trail Run September 11, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm Read more »
Shining Hope Farms Inaugural Golf Tournament October 4, 2021 - 9:30am to 6:00pm Read more »

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