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SHF Awarded Funds from NMWC as Gold Grantee

SHF Awarded Funds from NMWC as Gold Grantee

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Shining Hope Farms was awarded funds from the North Mecklenburg Women's Club (NMWC) as their Gold grantee at their 2022 All-Star Celebration and Evening of Gratitude. We were so honored to be selected as their Gold grantee in 2021 and now we can't...

Patrick O’Leary and Karen Yamasaki Made a Big Impact in 2021

Patrick O’Leary and Karen Yamasaki Made a Big Impact in 2021

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.

Shining Hope Farms 5k/10k Salute Trail Run

Shining Hope Farms 5k/10k Salute Trail Run

Join us for our Inaugural Shining Hope Farms 5k/10k Salute Trail Run at our Conover farm September 11th, 2021. We will be honoring veterans, first responders, law enforcement, and those we lost on 9/11. Come enjoy the beautiful 5 miles of trails on our sprawling 120...

Another Successful Love Week in the Books

Another Successful Love Week in the Books

This past week, generous volunteers from Elevation Church spent their #LOVEweek doing some amazing service work at Shining Hope Farms' Mt. Holly and Charlotte locations. Joan Rex, Outreach Liaison at Elevation Church LKN describes LOVE Week as "Not just a week long...

Inaugural Shining Hope Farms Service Award for Volunteerism

Inaugural Shining Hope Farms Service Award for Volunteerism

Last week we presented longtime volunteer Harvey Thomas with our first ever Shining Hope Farms Service Award. The Shining Hope Farms Service Award is given to an individual that loves the mission of our organization and is committed to seeing us fulfil that purpose.

Volunteer Celebration

Volunteer Celebration

Last week we were so thrilled to be able to celebrate our generous and selfless volunteers at our Volunteer Celebration, with the help of Elevation Outreach. Thank you to everyone who came out. Our volunteers are what make our programs run. Each year, the volunteers...

Full Metal Chicken Wins #BizGivesCLT Award for In-Kind Donation to Shining Hope Farms

Full Metal Chicken Wins #BizGivesCLT Award for In-Kind Donation to Shining Hope Farms

Shining Hope Farms has worked repeatedly with top notch digital marketing firm Full Metal Chicken over the past few years. They have been very generous to us and that is why we were thrilled when they won a #BizGivesCLT award for the Most Generous In-Kind Gift to a Charlotte area nonprofit on account of their work with Shining Hope Farms.

Shining Hope Farms Receives Goodie Award for its Board of Directors

Shining Hope Farms Receives Goodie Award for its Board of Directors

Last week, Shining Hope Farms was fortunate enough to receive a Goodie Award from SHARE Charlotte–a nonprofit that brings together and works on behalf of hundreds of Charlotte area nonprofits. What the award was for was unexpected, but not all together a surprise.

What We Did Over the Holidays

What We Did Over the Holidays

Shining Hope Farms was quite busy over the Christmas & New Year’s break. We often use this time while kids are not on horses to upgrade the facilities and have jobs performed that we cannot do during regular business days.

Meet Charlie

Meet Charlie

Meet Charlie! As you can imagine from the pictures and videos, this handsome little man greets Shining Hope Farms staff, volunteers and equines with smiles, high fives and fist bumps every week! This enthusiasm, love and perseverance are true testaments of Charlie’s personality and attitude toward life, since doctors and therapy appointments have been frequent occurrences for Charlie in his 5 years of life.

Bryson’s and Odie’s Story

Bryson’s and Odie’s Story

We got the call in November, 2017, to foster a beautiful little boy named Bryson. He was at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital for dehydration, neglect, and scabies. He was about seven months old. It was love at first sight for us.