We have results for our 2018 Annual Tax season Fundraiser. Once again our clients participated in force and we had a truckload (inside and outside) loaded and delivered to Scatter Joy Acres. The monetary contributions were tremendous with over $6,700 donated to this charity. Thank you again everyone for your participation. Office dog, JoJo is happy to pose for photos, and no worries, she remains at her duties here!
The ranch is presently home to more than 100 animals and SJA provides animal therapy for the developmentally disabled, seniors and veterans both at the ranch and on-site at many other facilities in and around the metro Omaha area. At the ranch, the animals serve as an integral part of the on-going mission of providing therapeutic interaction for developmentally disabled and autistic children, seniors, veterans, and at-risk children. Additionally, SJA is one of the region’s only authorized education sites for the widely acclaimed Cowboy Ethics, a curriculum teaching young people to be responsible adults using the Code of the West. SJA is ran solely with volunteers. Last year they had 4,623 volunteers that served and gave over 30,000 hours of service. The animal assisted therapy program served 10,581 people last year and the Be Somebody Program served 790.
For more information about Scatter Joy Acres – see their website:
Prior year fund raisers include:
- 2017 project –Together Inc. is a local, independent non-profit group that was initially conceived in response to the tornado disaster that struck the metropolitan area in 1975 and left hundreds of families homeless, hungry and in great need. The leaders of many local churches organized the “Together” cooperative effort to meet the immediate needs of the hundreds of families that were struggling with the basic necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter.
- 2016 dual projects – The Rainbow House in Omaha and The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ. The Rainbow House is a valuable housing resource that provides a welcoming option to families who live more than 60 miles from Omaha and is for families that have children undergoing care at Children’s Hospital. The Seeing Eye’s mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye® dogs.
- 2015 Victory Apartments – The Victory Apartments offer affordable housing to our Nations Veterans who are in need of financial assistance
- 2014 Project Hope – Provides both food and clothing to people in need
- 2013 Big Brother Big Sisters of the Midlands – The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
- 2012 Siena/Francis House – They operate an overnight shelter, serves daily meals and provides clothing and outreach services for homeless men, women and children.