Feb 24 2014
We are proud to announce that the Gentle Barn Foundation has selected Cars 4 Causes® as their national vehicle donation program. We are committed to helping The Gentle Barn Foundation raise funds that will support them in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and give sanctuary to abused animals. Cars 4 Causes® Preferred Charity Program is a unique opportunity for charities like The Gentle Barn Foundation to generate additional funding for their cause.
About The Gentle Barn Foundation:
The Gentle Barn is an extraordinary non-profit that brings together volunteer staff and at-risk teens to create a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope. Together they rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals. Once rehabilitated, these animals become ambassadors, teaching children about the magic and grace of all living things. These animals provide unconditional love and kindness while modeling lessons about forgiveness, love, trust and responsibility. The Gentle Barn has developed a recipe for success. They understand how children naturally identify with animals and they add to that their creative teaching style which results in an opportunity for children to learn a new perspective about themselves and the world around them while expanding their empathy for all living things.
Founder, Ellie Laks, started The Gentle Barn in 1999 after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo. In 2003 The Gentle Barn moved to a six-acre paradise in Santa Clarita which they call home today. This property has large horse and cow pastures, a red and white barnyard for smaller animals, an organic vegetable garden, lots of shade trees, and a panoramic view of the mountains. They have plenty of room to comfortably house their animals and to welcome visitors and the children they host.
All of the animals at The Gentle Barn have been rescued from sever abuse, neglect, abandonment or worse. These animals have been rehabilitated with traditional and non-traditional medicine, top quality nutrition, and lots of love from staff and volunteers. As a result, they regain their trust in humankind by realizing they are now loved and their abuse is over. Because of the ongoing physical and psychological needs these animals are not adopted out they are given sanctuary with The Gentle Barn for the rest of their lives.
Come out and visit the Gentle Barn Foundation! While you’re there you can groom the horses, brush the cows, give the pigs a tummy rub, hug the goats and sheep, sit under the shade trees, munch on popcorn and make new friends. They are located at 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91390. The Gentle Barn is open to the public on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They do request a $10.00 donation per person.
The Gentle Barn also offers special programs for at-risk inner-city and special needs children, school/educational programs, private tours, birthday parties and field trips. The Gentle Barn environment is safe and quiet and allows for groups of all kinds the freedom to be themselves, and the room to explore at their own pace. Give them a call at (661) 252-2440 to find out more details.
Here is some exciting Gentle Barn News! The Gentle Barn Founder, Ellie Laks, has written a book entitled “My Gentle Barn – Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope”. The Gentle Barn Story will be available in stores March 25, 2014.
To support this wonderful organization you can donate a car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat today. DONATE NOW!
About Cars 4 Causes:
Cars 4 Causes® is “The Charity That Gives to Charities®”. Cars 4 Causes® originated out of a desire to help fund youth education. Along the road to achieving this one charitable goal, we thought it would be a good idea to allow our donors to direct a portion of their net donation proceeds to the youth oriented charity of their choice, thus sharing the giving process directly with our donors. This proved to be popular idea, so much so that donors submitted requests to share proceeds with all sorts of charitable organizations, schools and religious organizations supporting all sorts of causes that were near and dear to their hearts. We agreed and donors began to refer to Cars 4 Causes® as “The Charity that Gives to Charities. ®” To date, we’ve shared net proceeds from over 170,000 vehicle donations with more than 17,400 non-profit organizations throughout the United States that support all sorts of wonderful and essential causes. Proudly, we have become an important part of a wonderful community of charities and the people who make them possible.
Our Preferred Charities rely on vehicle donation proceeds for a significant portion of their charitable funding needs. Cars 4 Causes® is proud of what it has accomplished and we are committed to helping your charity reach their fund raising goals. Your success feeds Cars 4 Causes® desire to help, because simply put, “It Feels Good Helping Others.” ®
Cars 4 Causes® is guided by the following convictions:
Create and nurture sustainable relationships with our beneficiaries, assisting them in accessing the funds they need to further their important causes.
Allow donors to participate in directing a portion of the proceeds received from their vehicle donations to support the non-profit organizations of their choice.
Responsibly serve our donors and the non-profit community through the moral and compassionate actions of our employees, management team and Board of Directors.
Share donated vehicles with other non-profit groups for the explicit intent that these vehicles be given to qualified families or individuals of need.
If you would like to become a Cars 4 Causes® preferred Charity or for more information please SIGN UP or call one of our Charity Specialists at (800) 766-2273.