January 10, 2020

Modern Woodmen makes matching gift to RTT

Zack Conley and Tim Graham of Modern Woodmen of America visited Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) recently to present a matching gift of $2500. The organization’s local members participated in RTT’s 12th Annual Triple B ~ Boots, Band & BBQ in October.
According to Graham, Modern Woodmen’s and RTT’s mission are a good fit as both seek to improve the quality of life for our communities. “One of the ways Modern Woodmen does this is by partnering with local nonprofits like RTT through its member volunteer activities.

Zack Conley, Tim Graham, Kate Jeton (Program Director 
and instructor), and rider, Joshua on Luke
Photo Credit: Riding To The Top
Sarah Bronson, Executive Director stated, “This generous matching gift from Modern Woodmen will support RTT’s clients, ages 3-93, participating in equine assisted activities and therapies, the majority of whom receive some level of scholarship.”  According to Bronson, hundreds of children and adults with disabilities are able to experience the healing power of horses at RTT thanks to financial and volunteer support from local businesses like Modern Woodmen. She went on to note, “The Triple B celebrates the special bond between humans and horses—a bond that is especially powerful and life changing for children and adults with disabilities! We are fortunate to witness this every day at RTT!”

About Modern Woodmen of America
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial was founded in 1883. Ever since then, MWA has been helping families fulfill their financial needs and making an impact in communities nationwide. Their main purpose is to help members plan for their financial security through insurance and investments. Modern Woodmen fraternalism is about coming together and making a positive impact on each other and on our communities. It’s about being part of something bigger than yourself. For more information, contact Tim Graham at the Windham office at (207) 892-0302.

About Riding To The Top
Riding To The Top’s mission is enhancing health and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies. Founded in 1993, Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) is located on a 50-acre farm in Windham, Maine.  RTT is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) and Maine’s only PATH Intl. Accredited Center providing year round equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with disabilities. Over 250 clients visit annually from over 40 communities in Maine and NH. Certified instructors, specially trained horses and over 160 volunteers assist up to 100 clients each week. Riding To The Top is a community-based nonprofit, receives no federal or state funding and provides scholarships to over 60% of its clients. For more information about client services, volunteering, or making a gift, please visit ridingtothetop.org or call 892-2813.

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