Help Us

How can you help?

It takes a lot to keep our organization going and we would love to have your help! There are lots of ways you can help the STARR program continue to offer therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs. Our organization is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, 100% volunteer-run, and we happily accept your tax deductible donations.


Helpers are needed to assist riders, groom horses, clean tack, maintain the barn, raise funds, etc. We ALWAYS need volunteers. Riders have 3 volunteers per horse assigned during class and we average 3-4 riders per class. That means we need YOU!


An $85 donation will sponsor a child for the entire riding season, or you can sponsor a horse to help with the cost of feed, bedding, and horse care.


We are 100% staffed by volunteers, certified therapists, and instructors. Every dollar donated helps children with special needs. We love gift cards from Farm & Fleet or Rural King, are always in need of square bales of good quality grass hay, firewood, or monetary donations.

You can also donate by shopping on Amazon, listing STARR as your AmazonSmile organization.

If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to STARR. Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available upon request.

Support STARR when you shop at Amazon!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at (, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to STARR.

Is there any cost to charitable organizations or to customers?

No. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Do you charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount?

No. Charities must register to receive donations and have a valid bank account to which we can route donations, but there is no charge to participate and we do not deduct any fees from the donation amount.

What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

Does the AmazonSmile Foundation take any portion of donations to fund its operations?

No. Amazon funds the operations of the AmazonSmile Foundation.