Your gifts to Healing Reins change lives!

Your support has direct and immediate impact on those who are challenged by with special needs and disability.

Your donations ensure that Central Oregon’s most vulnerable children, teens, adults and whole families find hope and healing through equine-assisted, evidence-based, and nationally accredited programs and therapies.

Thank you!

Laurie Hoyle, Development Director
(541) 382-9410

We can’t thank Healing Reins enough for giving our daughter, Kate, the opportunity to receive Therapeutic Riding through a scholarship, especially at a time when our resources were very limited. This is the most beneficial form of therapy for her Cerebral Palsy yet.

Kate enjoys the weekly therapy and is getting to know her instructor and horse better. She continues to make slow, but steady, gains. We have noticed these gains outside of therapy. She uses her balance bike to go on rides in our neighborhood.

My husband expressed surprise when he saw her on a recent bicycle ride, and he connected this to her Therapeutic Riding.

Her core is stronger, her balance better, and she can endure rides longer than just a minute or two. Recently, we rode on and off for about a mile (!) to our local playground. I had my husband meet us with the truck, worried that Kate would be too tired to make it back. Quite the contrary, she insisted on riding and walking back home, even though the way home is on an incline.

 We look forward to seeing further progress in Kate’s physical abilities and confidence.


Todd and Jeanette W.

Ways to Give

In-kind gifts of goods and services add significant value to Healing Reins!

We welcome all of the following donations:

  • Hay, feed and supplements, arena sand, wood chips, gravel, new tack, and new therapeutic and safety equipment to include rider helmets.
  • Used saddles, tack, apparel, blankets and other items. If we are unable to use these items, we still benefit by selling or donating them.
  • Services that would help with capital projects or with the repair, maintenance, or improvement of our grounds and facilities (electrical, plumbing, painting, and paving – just to name a few services).

Auction items for use at our annual Diamonds & Dust fundraiser in September. Popular auction items are in the areas of dining and entertainment; trips and travel; art; home and garden; and food and wine.

Many employers match gifts made by employees to non-profit organizations. Some employers extend this to gifts made by employees’ spouses, or gifts made by employees who have retired.

Employers often encourage their employees to volunteer. Some employers will donate to a non-profit based on an hourly rate X the number of hours volunteered by their employees to that non-profit.

Ask your employer for information on their matching gift and volunteer programs.

Through Legacy gifts, you can ensure that your philanthropy continues well into the future.

Legacy gifts include, but are not limited to, you:

  • Making a bequest, or providing for an endowed gift, in your will or trust
  • Naming Healing Reins as a beneficiary on your IRA or life insurance policy


You may make a bequest to Healing Reins in your will or revocable trust. The bequest can be a gift of cash, securities, other assets, or a percentage of your estate’s residual. You may make the gift undesignated, in which case it will be applied to Healing Reins’ area of greatest need. Or you may designate the gift for a specific purpose. After your lifetime, Healing Reins receives the gift and uses it as you specified.

Named beneficiary – IRA gift

You may name Healing Reins as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other qualified retirement plan. After your lifetime, your retirement plan residual is passed to Healing Reins tax-free.

Named beneficiary – Life Insurance gift

By naming Healing Reins as the beneficiary on your life insurance policy, proceeds will be paid after your lifetime as per your designation. You can receive a tax deduction for your gift.

Many other vehicles are available for planned giving, including gift annuities. The concept of gift annuities is this:

You donate an asset to a non-profit; the non-profit invests the asset and makes fixed payments to you or your beneficiary. When the agreement ends, the funds benefit the non-profit.

For assistance with planned giving and Legacy gifts, we encourage you to work with an attorney with specialization in estate planning.

Appreciated securities that you’ve owned for more than one year make excellent gifts to non-profits. Please consult your financial advisor about the potential benefits that might accrue in the areas of charitable income tax deductions and capital gains tax.

Many companies and organizations participate in United Way fundraising campaigns. When you donate to United Way, you may direct your gift to Healing Reins.

Ask your local United Way or your participating company or organization for details on how to designate your gift.

Mark your calendars! Diamonds & Dust is coming on Saturday, September 14, 2019. We hope to see you there!

Purchase Tables and Tickets

Tables are $800 with seating for eight and complimentary table wines. Tickets are $90 each.

Donate Auction Items

Diamonds & Dust includes both silent and live auctions. Popular auction items are in the areas of dining and entertainment; trips and travel; art; home and garden; and food and wine.

We gladly accept donations of auction items as well as connections to high-end live auction items. We also appreciate any gifts of cash to underwrite auction items. All auction donors and underwriters are acknowledged in the printed Diamonds & Dust program, on the item’s information sheet, and on the bid sheets.

For information on any of the above, please contact Development Director Laurie Hoyle at 541-382-9410.