This is the end of a wonderful year at Raven Rock Ranch! We have gained new friends at our biggest, most successful auction event ever. We have realized over $120,000 for our operating fund and it will allow me to hire more Facilitators in 2020. I have some wonderful prospects and I am so excited to finally move up to the next level of serving more children and their families. Truly a Miracle!
A special thanks to our dinner sponsors:
- Jeff Kirby of Cascade Security Corporation
- Lars Knudsen & Lise Shdo of Hightower Wealth Management
- David and Jayne Boker
- Steve Esau of Passport International
- Matts’ of Firstfruits Feed Company
- Ben & Terri Sigmund of Timberlake Church
- Dino Simone of Western Tile and Marble
- Fred & Lori Day
- Craig & Jane Noel
- Ron Harris of Valley Harvest Products
- Mark Haight of Haight Carpet & Interiors
- Mike & Jude Tembreull of Waters Winery
If you find yourself needing any of the above products or services, please support these businesses. They mean a lot to Raven Rock!
We have added a new Board member, Catherine Sacre, an IT professional, who brings professionalism and enthusiasm to our Board. We are so blessed to have her wonderful ideas and energy! We surely are moving up in the world!
We added the workspace necessary to bring more people on board- the office was masterfully remodeled by Jayne Boker so that is a warm and welcoming place to do our work. The covered round pen was largely funded by the Baxter Family Foundation and Liberty Road Foundation. It gives us another space to work with kids out of the elements. This allows the growth in the numbers.
Speaking of numbers, I looked back on the metrics of this organization and wanted to share with you what your money is doing for our children and your community. In our 8 years of existence, we have seen 18 teens who were not attending school at all when they first arrived, turn it around and not only graduate from high school, but they also went on to college.
The grade point averages of all of our kids have gone up an average of from 1.7 to 3.2. Behaviors have stopped that have created problems in families and school settings.
But the most important number of all is that 99% of the children and teens coming into our program are suicidal and we have not lost ONE to suicide. That is the number that reminds me of the tremendous responsibility we all share in the care of the Raven Rock children and teens. Think of the person you know (as too many of us do) who was lost to this heartbreaking tragedy. If only you could have gotten them to Raven Rock…
The good news is that there is a Raven Rock and we DO help kids feel cared for through horses. My guess is that if you are reading this letter, you have been a BIG part of saving lives, one by one. I cannot thank you enough- I can’t do it without our whole “village” working shoulder to shoulder to bring these kids out of despair. They are worth every penny you give.
Thank you so very much for your great help- be it in work, prayers or financially. You are truly making a difference.
Every life is precious
Thank you for doing your part to make the world a better place!
Wishing you a prosperous and blessed New Year! Sandy
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Your donation is 100% tax deductible as Raven Rock Ranch is a nonprofit organization classified as a 501 (c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Our federal tax identification number is #27-3362900.