Like many nonprofits, 2021 presented Shining Hope Farms with many obstacles to overcome. Some of those obstacles included two of our ATV vehicles needing major repairs including a transmission replacement for one and electric circuit problems with the other. We had to retire four of our equine friends, and the old 1984 tractor that we used at our Charlotte farm sustained a hole in the gas tank. Due to the age of the tractor, we were unable to get a replacement tank. We were also faced with having to purchase multiple tack items including new saddles, bridles, saddle pads, etc. for our ever growing herd.

However, it was the financial support from Karen Yamasaki and Patrick O’Leary that got us through these hard times. During a very stressful situation, their support enabled us to face the financial challenges with ease so we could continue to focus on fulfilling our mission and helping the wonderful people that we serve to thrive. We are so humbled and extremely grateful for their unwavering involvement with our nonprofit organization, especially in 2021.