"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."---Winston Churchill
2018 Hay Drive
We are very, very, very excited to announce that the Hay Drive for 2018 is
This is a huge deal for us and
this program. It is one of those yearly things that hangs over our heads and
takes up a lot of our time. To be able to put it to rest for 2018 is a huge
weight lifted from our shoulders and we have a lot of really awesome people to
thank for that.
Once Dr. Jan and Geraldine S. see
this and see the we did it and did it in less than 48 hours, I am sure they will
be thrilled. You all made this happen for MHWF and the horses and we could not
be happier about it.
Before we close the Hay Drive up
for the year, we also want to thank the people who made donations today and got
us across the finish line.
With that, we want to thank the
following people for their donations today.
Thank you to:
Travis & Jurita L.Kelley M.Dr. Suzanne at Dells Equine Veterinary
ServiceTania W.Kara B.Pamela S.
Of course, we want to mention
Geraldine S. and Dr. Jan one more time for putting the challenge out there and
giving us the opportunity to finish the Hay Drive. Both of them have made
numerous and very generous donations to this and together they took a huge bite
out of the Hay Drive. Thank you very, very much Dr. Jan and Geraldine!
That leaves us with everyone else
who has helped spread the word, made their donations and helped up tackle the
Hay Drive. We could not be more appreciative or have more admiration for each of
you, because without you, MHWF, the Hay Drive and all that comes with it are not
Thank you all so much!
It is that time of
the year once again, time to start the MHWF 2018 Hay Drive.
This year we are
much more worried about the Hay Drive than we have been in previous years. It
seems that since we took on the situation with the Lucky 13 horses, MHWF has
been trying to survive on little to no income. Just about every penny we have
taken in from every fundraiser we have done has gone directly into the care,
feeding, hauling, training, vetting, vaccinating, trimming, Coggins testing,
gelding and everything that comes with taking on 13 horses that were previously
unhandled or vetted. Last we looked, we had spent well over $25,000 in this
situation and are by no means near the end. Horses are now starting to come back
from foster and training and pastures are quickly becoming full to capacity. At
the same time, interest in adopting horses and donations seem to have dropped
for the time being. We were very worried when the Lucky 13 situation was dropped
into our lap and some of those worries are now becoming a reality.
Our most important
goal for right now is in raising the funds we need to make sure thet the
winter's supply of hay is here and paid for before the cold weather hits. Our
very first load of hay came in this week and there are many, many more coming
over the next few weeks. Luckily, the good people who we get our hay from know
us and know that we will eventually pay them for the huge quantities of
hay we bring in each fall, but that does not make it any less stressful....to
have a pasture full of horses, hay coming in and wondering and hoping that this
year's Hay Drive does well.
With all that being
said, you, our supporters, have never let us down and in fact, the last couple
of years, you have come through in a really big way and have taken care of the
hay Drive in record time. This year has a feeling that is even more urgent than
in past years and all we can do is be up front and honest about it and hope that
our supporters are there once again to help us and the horses out.
How to help:
So, if you can help
with a donation toward the 2018 Hay Drive, we can sure use it. Donations are
tax-deductible and 100% of the funds raised for the Hay Drive go directly to the
cost of hay to feed the horses this fall and winter.
Making a donation
to the Hay Drive is easy....simply send a check or money order to our office or
use any of the "Donate" buttons on our website to send your donation with your
credit or debit card, or PayPal account. We will reply back to every donation
that is received.
Checks and money
orders can be mailed to:
MHWF Hay Drive10990 State
Hwy. 73Pittsville, WI
Please consider making your donation today.
Time is always of the essence and this is not a year that we can even consider
failing to meet our much needed goal.
Hay Drive Goal: $14,000
Raised so far: $14,210.00
Your donations go directly to the cost of hay to feed horses currently
waiting for their new families at MHWF. Please help us help them.