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100 Women Who Care of Manistee County donates $6,000 to Hoof Prints

November 7, 2018

MANISTEE — 100 Women Who Care of Manistee County selected Northern Pathways Equine Center as the recipient of its October 2018 quarterly donations.

100 Women Who Care, which donates money four times a year to a Manistee County agency, raised $6,000 during its most recent one-hour meeting.

Hoof Prints (Horses Offering Opportunities for Families Providing Riding, Interactions, New Experiences and Therapy Services) was the selected program to be funded. Hoof Prints — a collaboration between Manistee Intermediate School District and Northern Pathway Equine Center — provides a family-centered therapeutic riding program for children with special needs, primarily physical disabilities.

The proposed Hoof Print program will provide families the opportunity to be involved in facility care, horse grooming and individual riding.

“The generosity of 100 Women Who Care has provided six scholarships for families currently receiving physical therapy services through the Manistee Intermediate Schools, the opportunity of becoming part of the program,” said Mary Vandorp of Northern Pathways Equine Center. “We could not do this without their support.”

Also at the October meeting, the women donated personal hygiene items as part of the homelessness and poverty awareness “In Their Shoes” campaign currently taking place in Manistee County.

Staircase Youth Services was also the recipient of 24 purses and bags filled with personal care items that will be given to youth throughout the county. The bags and purses were donated by Automotive News/Crain Communication in Detroit and by Manistee County Transportation. Also included in the bags were dental care items donated by High Tech Dental.

“The people in this county are amazing,” said Judy Crockett, co-founder of 100 Women Who Care. “They are always so generous. Let them know what you need and someone is always willing to step up to help. It is heart-warming.”

100 Women Who Care meet quarterly in January, April, July and October on the third Tuesday of those months. Meetings are held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Bungalow Inn.

For more information, contact Judy Crockett at womensnetworkmanistee@gmail.com.

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