WARSAW — The Board of Directors of K21 Health Foundation recently approved a 1-1 matching grant of up to $80,000 to Magical Meadows. The purpose of the grant is to assist the organization to raise the $160,000 needed to purchase approximately 36 adjacent acres that will be utilized for growing hay, pasture for their horses and expanding their ability to utilize riding trails.
“We are grateful to K21 for partnering with us in raising funds to purchase this land,” said the Magical Meadows Executive Director Carl Adams. “One of the organizational challenges we face is the cost of feeding and caring for our horses. With the help of local farmers who have volunteered to help us grow and cut hay on a portion of the new land, we will be able to lower our feed costs. Additionally, we can expand the pasture and grazing areas for the horses and offer added trails for our more experienced riders.”
“Equine therapy is nationally recognized as an effective therapy for developmentally disabled children and adults, as well as those dealing with mental and emotional issues such as veterans suffering from PTSD. Our community is blessed to have Magical Meadows as a local resource to provide this unique form of therapy to those in our community who are often underserved,” said K21 President & CEO Rich Haddad. “How many communities have a program like this to offer to their residents who need it? We see this as an important next step for Magical Meadows in helping increase their capacity and operational efficiency, while growing community support and involvement.”
Magical Meadows will host an Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 at the facility, 3386 East CR 525N, Warsaw. To make a donation to the Capital Campaign, or for more information about their services, please call (574) 265-5727 or visit online.
K21 Health Foundation exists for the benefit of Kosciusko County citizens to ensure health care services are provided, and to advance prevention and healthy living. For more information about the K21 Health Foundation, call (574) 269-5188 or visit online.