DonationsThe more donations we receive, the more horses we can rescue. It’s that simple.
$350. That’s how much it costs per month to provide the basic care of hay, grain, vaccinations, deworming, and farrier visits for one of our rescue horses.
Add to that ranch help, overhead, property, payroll and
taxes and the number increases significantly. For those horses who
come to us with injuries that require specific veterinary care it
costs hundreds of dollars more each month.
As a nonprofit Lost Creek Ranch relies on the tax-deductible monetary and in-kind donations of our donors like you. From horse-related products like dewormer and blankets to ranch needs including fencing, wheelbarrows, and shovels we simply cannot do the amazing work that we do without your help.
Please consider making a tax-deductible monetary or in-kind donation today.
2014 Calendar Showcases some of our Lost Creek Ranch horses:Calendars are $20/ each or 2 for $30. Thanks to our sponsors 100% of proceeds go directly to the senior and rescue horses. Makes a perfect holiday gifts!
Hay Fund 2014
Our hay bill has doubled this season due to the drought last season. Not only are bales doubling in price but the quality of hay is lower than usual so we are having to feed more bales to keep our horses at a good weight.
We currently feed about 20 small square bales per day at $5/ bale (or $100/ day in hay).Any amount you donate is helpful!
Equine Photography Print Sale
sampling of some of the prints available for sale to support Lost Creek Ranch
Our biggest needs are:
- hay- our hay bill is over $2000/ month
- senior feed- the herd eats about 7 bags a week
- sponsorships for campers
- vet and farrier visit sponsors
- 4 wd truck
- Brush Hog
We are always happy to accept the following items:
- vacuum cleaner for bunkhouse
- lead ropes
- fly sheets/masks
- fly spray
- liniment/wound cream
- Grooming supplies, including shampoo and conditioner, detangler, brushes, and shedding blades
- Gift certificates to tack stores, hardware stores, feed stores/ Co-ops
- Donated services: not only horse care but also carpentry/maintenance, mechanic work, printing for fliers/ postcards, mowing/ lawn care
Are you a skilled laborer? Plumber or general contractor? Whatever your expertise, chances are that we could use your help around the barn. In-kind donations are the perfect way to give to the horses.
- boards for arena fencing
- t-posts and wire for electric fencing
- supplies for building and maintaining run-in shelters
- gates for paddocks
- plumbing work to set up automatic waterers for each paddock
- gravel fill for muddy areas and driveway
VolunteerAre you interested in working to make Lost Creek Ranch even better? Lost Creek Ranch holds a special place in the hearts of every volunteer.
What do volunteers do?
It really depends on your skill and interest. Volunteer opportunities range from office work (updating the database, answering phones, mailings, etc), fund raising, working events, helping at Camp Confidence with art activities and meals, gardening, morning and evening chores (feeding and watering the herd) and of course direct horse care including grooming and hand walking some of the rescues. We ask that volunteers are able to donate a minimum of 4 hours/ month.
How do I become a volunteer?
Contact the ranch: firstname.lastname@example.org 715-273-6070
We will set up a tour of the ranch and find out what you are interested in helping with.
Are there volunteer opportunities for kids and groups?
Yes, we take volunteers aged 15 and up and also offer a working student program (download working student application here) for students interested in learning about horse care and becoming better riders. Children under 15 can volunteer as a group (perfect for scouts, church youth groups and 4H).
Got a Minute? You can be a Hero to a Horse in Need
"Let no heart or soul, human or equine, fall through the cracks."
Help us Build Word of Mouth: The more people who know about Lost Creek Ranch the more horses we can help.
- Share our website with everyone you know
- Post our website to your Facebook or Twitter status
- Join our Facebook Group!
- Think about all the people you know and what they do. Do you know someone whose business can help out the horses by donating supplies, labor, printing or anything else?
- Review Lost Creek Ranch Camp Confidence on Great Non Profits.com
- Follow the Lost Creek Ranch Blog and comment on the posts- think about submitting an article and becoming a guest blogger
Love to shop? The next time you find yourself at the feed
throw one or two items from our wishlist in your cart. It’s quick,
easy, and makes a huge
- Gift certificates to tack stores, hardware stores, feed stores, Co-ops
- metal pitch forks
- saddles in all sizes- Western and English, saddle pads, bridals and any tack in safe usable condition
- riding helmets and boots (both western & English)
- show clothes and boots: for our students who cannot afford to purchase show clothes on their own (all styles and sizes needed)
- fencing supplies: t-posts, electric wire, boards
In Kind Donations
Kari Hoyer Farrier Service
Runnings Farm and Fleet-
Ripley's in Red Wing
For their continued support! We couldn't do the 100 Mile Garage Sale
& Open Houses without their beautiful tents!
Advance Self Storage
Hager City, WI 715-792-2226
Joel Anderson (email@example.com)
Cummins Power Generation
Power Systems Quality Team
Donations:Anonymous saddle donations left in our barn
Feed, Hay, Supplies and Camp Donations
David & Becky Will
Earl & Connie Ahlers
Bill & Andrea Emery
Melissa Smith, American Distribution & Manufacturing Co.
Beth Murray-Laughnan, Triple L Horse and Pet
Carra Otten, La Petite Fleur
Triple Crown Horse Feed
Donations of $3000-5000Debbie Simmons & Encore Boutique
Donations of $1000-3000
3350 Hwy 61
White Bear Lake, MN
Donations of $500- 1000John & Hollis Grimm
Donations $100 or moreHancock Lodge #229
Dave & Pam Pearson
The United Way
Vic & Karen Langer
Sydney & Paige Mier
Donations of $50 - $99
Pete and Irene Helmueller
Francis & Anne Brzezinski
of $25 - $49
Heather & Kevin Mier
L.E. Phillips Foundation-
$500.00 towards the funding of our
United Way of the Greater Twin Cities
Chippawa Valley Energy
Partial camp scholarship for at risk youth
Ted and Lucille Steele-
$595.00 sponsorship for a child to come to camp
Jamie Strickland- monthly donation to the ranch
Jennifer Flannagan- farrier sponsor for Hunter who requires special shoeing
Ruth Harper, Happily Ever After-
For all of the portraits, calendars and time putting it all together
Joanne Hines, American Family Insurance
Lisa Eid, Mary Kay Cosmetics and World Ventures
Charlotte Abbes, Stylize Salon
Julie Hefner, Babies and Brides
Jeanne Baier, Xango
Stevie Hartmann, Equine Physical Therapy & Custom Saddle Fit
Charity Horse Show SponsorsHinks Economart