In the last few days, we have increased our contribution to TEVA (The Texas Equine Veterinary Association), which is spearheading equine and livestock rescue efforts in Texas. We've upped our donation level to 25% of all sales of in-stock, current releases, both at our store and online.
The need is great in the flood-ravaged area, and TEVA will be not only rescuing, but caring for abandoned horses for an extended period, so every penny counts. We will continue to raise money for them through September, and are providing horse lovers with several options to make it easy for you to help:
1) If you're considering ordering models for yourself or someone else for the holidays, buying them now will insure 25% of your money goes to TEVA. (That's the average profit amount from these lines, so we're giving our entire share of sales to the cause.)
2) We have added a straight donation option that can be found under "New Items" on our homepage and will automatically appear at checkout. By clicking that button, $5 will be added to your order and donated to TEVA.
3) We are also providing direct links to both TEVA and the Red Cross on our information page:
4) Our consignors, the amazing people who provide most of our retired-model inventory, have stepped up as well, donating money from models we have sold for them to TEVA. One has donated her entire sales balance!
We began fundraising on 9/1, and made our first deposit to TEVA's Hurricane Harvey Relief account on 9/3 with a $480 donation, thanks to our consignors and customers! You guys all rock!
Please remember that even as the waters finally recede, the need will not diminish for these horses. Their owners will not be able to bring them home for weeks, or even months. Some may never be able to be reunited and will need to find new homes. TEVA will be there to care for them until they can go home again, but that takes a lot of money in feed, stabling, and medical care, so your continued support will be appreciated! Any bit you can offer will be gratefully received.