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Shining Hope Farms Receives $7,500 Grant from The Rosendin Foundation for Equine Assisted Therapies for Individuals with Disabilities

Shining Hope Farms Receives $7,500 Grant from The Rosendin Foundation for Equine Assisted Therapies for Individuals with Disabilities

Shining Hope Farms, a nonprofit healthcare provider of occupational, physical, and speech therapy, is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $7,500 grant from The Rosendin Foundation. The grant will support Shining Hope Farms’ efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through therapies that utilize the unique treatment tool of equine movement.

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Kai’s Journey: Triumphs and Transformation at Shining Hope Farms

Kai’s Journey: Triumphs and Transformation at Shining Hope Farms

Explore Kai’s inspiring journey from overcoming challenges to scoring unexpected triumphs through therapeutic riding at Shining Hope Farms. His story highlights the transformative power of our program, revealing the profound impact it has on individuals like Kai. Join us in celebrating these remarkable stories at Shining Hope Farms!

Shining Hope Farms’ Mental Health Counseling Program Receives Support from The Corning Incorporated Foundation

Shining Hope Farms’ Mental Health Counseling Program Receives Support from The Corning Incorporated Foundation

 Shining Hope Farms is thrilled to announce a significant boost to its mission with a $10,000 grant generously provided by the Corning Incorporated Foundation. Established by Corning Incorporated, this charitable contributions organization strives to foster vibrant, enriching, and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism in Corning business locations.

Boosting Horse Health with Smart Earth Camelina Oil: A Game-Changer for Shining Hope Farms

Boosting Horse Health with Smart Earth Camelina Oil: A Game-Changer for Shining Hope Farms

One year ago, a horse named Red came to us in poor condition. He needed some extra care and attention, especially before becoming a therapy horse, and so our barn manager Cindy started searching on the internet for a good oil supplement to help him. She wanted something to help him gain weight, be shelf stable and offer other types of supplements to help him be the best that he could be. That’s when she found Smart Earth Camelina Oil.

Our First Charity Bass Tournament is in the Books

Our First Charity Bass Tournament is in the Books

On Saturday, May 20, we hosted our inaugural Charity Bass Tournament on Lake Norman at the Beatty’s Ford Access Area in Denver, NC. Being that the tournament had the biggest one-day payout on Lake Norman in 2023, it was widely attended with over 100 registered boats.

Shining Hope Farms Works With Local Nonprofit Apparo

Shining Hope Farms Works With Local Nonprofit Apparo

This past winter, Shining Hope Farms was fortunate to work with local nonprofit Apparo, and Digital Strategy and Transformation Leader Saravana Rajan who generously volunteered his time on transitioning Shining Hope Farms to Salesforce as part of their free “Tech Therapy” service offering.

Shining Hope Farms Receives Renewed Premier Accredited Center Status

Shining Hope Farms Receives Renewed Premier Accredited Center Status

Shining Hope Farms is excited to announce that they have again achieved their Premier Accredited Center status with PATH Intl. (the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), the governing organization for equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with disabilities and Veterans.

Corning Makes a Big Impact at Shining Hope Farms

Corning Makes a Big Impact at Shining Hope Farms

We want to thank Corning Optical Communications employees for their day of service at our Charlotte location on September 27. Special thanks to Melissa Schmidt for coordinating the day for us. They were able to totally transform the property by accomplishing many projects.

How Hippotherapy Helped Julian to Thrive

How Hippotherapy Helped Julian to Thrive

Julian is a happy and outgoing 6-year-old boy. Julian began receiving in home therapy services including physical therapy as a baby. When he turned two and a half Julian and his family found Shining Hope Farms and began outpatient physical therapy services including hippotherapy. Since starting physical therapy services at Shining Hope Farms, Julian has made amazing progress.

N Hickory Lowe’s Helps

N Hickory Lowe’s Helps

Thank you so much to our Lowe’s store #2370 of N Hickory and their team members for giving so generously of your time, talent and tithe. We will be able to offer our clients two new private sensory rooms before the end of 2022. This was only possible because of your willingness and the willingness  of your teams volunteer service on November 9-10.

Shining Hope Farms Celebrates 20 Years

Shining Hope Farms Celebrates 20 Years

Shining Hope Farms is excited to announce 20 years of service to children and adults with special needs, Veterans, and those in need of mental health services across our communities.

SHF Staff Member Attends ESMHL Workshop Thanks to Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grant

SHF Staff Member Attends ESMHL Workshop Thanks to Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grant

Shining Hope Farms is grateful to have received a Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grant from the Gaston Community Foundation. The grant made it possible for Shining Hope Farms staff member Cindy Demers to attend an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop. Attending the workshop has prepared Cindy to work in our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, sessions.