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LOPE + Amplify Austin 2018

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LOPE is excited to be a part of Amplify Austin Day starting on March 1, 2018. Amplify Austin is an annual 24-hr day of online giving for Austin-area charities.

Please help LOPE achieve our Amplify Austin fundraising goal of $7,500 for the Racing Warrior Program!

It’s easy — you can either donate on Amplify Austin Day or you can schedule a donation on LOPE’s Amplify Austin page.

With your help, LOPE can receive matching or monetary prizes through Amplify Austin that day — so every donation counts (no matter how small).

What Your Donation Will Support

The LOPE warhorses have special needs for long-term rehabilitation and retraining care. Our goal is to increase the number of horses who can come to LOPE (and then stay here for the extended care that they need).

In order to help more of these deserving horses, the Racing Warrior Rehab Facilities at LOPE are in need of renovation and expansion. Specifically, LOPE is raising funds to renovate our Rehab Facilities (barn, hay storage, turnout and retraining area) to provide fuller care to warhorses in need of surgery and other forms of intensive treatment for serious injuries.

In order to help more of these deserving horses, the Racing Warrior Rehab Facilities at LOPE are in need of renovation and expansion.

In order to help more of these deserving horses, the Racing Warrior Rehab Facilities at LOPE are in need of renovation and expansion.

The barn renovations would include upgrading the rehab barn stalls (therapeutic floor mats, cushioned footing, and dutch doors to enhance ventilation); improving the roof insulation (to prevent condensation and moderate temperatures); and enhancing the stall pens (or “back patios”) with upgraded fencing and sand footing.

The hay storage renovations would include expanding our hay storage building to provide more storage and better protection from rain/weather elements for specialized alfalfa bales that are needed for the racing warriors. The turnout and retraining area renovation would include additional fencing for our riding area, enhanced gate/equipment upgrades to our round pen corral and additional training equipment to assist in helping the racing warriors learn new job skills during their retraining time at LOPE.

The renovations for the Racing Warrior Rehab Facilities would allow us to provide significantly enhanced care to more racing warriors at LOPE. There is always a waiting list of these deserving horses to come to LOPE. Our biggest goal is bring that list down to zero — so that warhorses in need can come directly to LOPE when they need our help.

How it Works

What is Amplify Austin Day?

Amplify Austin Day is a 24-hour period of online giving, from 6pm on March 1 to 6pm on March 2. Bonus prizes of $1,000 and $5,000 are awarded to non-profits with the most donors each hour, the most fundraisers, and the most money raised overall.

How can I help LOPE?

Donate: Give on Amplify Austin Day, or schedule a donation today if you’re afraid you’ll forget! Your donations sent through Amplify are especially helpful, as they can help LOPE win bonus prize money from Amplify sponsors.

Become a fundraiser: Visit our Amplify profile and click “Create a Fundraising Campaign.” You can create a profile, set a goal, and fundraise for LOPE.

Spread the word: Share our Amplify profile with friends and family to help raise awareness.

Create your own fundraiser for LOPE via Amplify Austin.

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