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Equine Dreams Receives $12.5K Grant From Community Foundation

Valley Free Press – Local News for DeKalb County, Illinois

Construction of Hay Storage Building

NEWARK — Equine Dreams recently announced it has received a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The grant of $12,500 will be applied toward the construction of a hay storage building.

“It will be immensely helpful to be able to accept and store donations of hay, as well as purchase hay when costs are lower and store for the year. This will decrease our overall hay bill, making the program more financially stable in our depressed economy,” said Windy Kopecky, board member and instructor for Equine Dreams.

“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the community foundation for their continued support of our mission. We appreciate their confidence in our ability to continue to provide a truly unique and beneficial service to this community,” Kopecky said.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County.

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Equine Dreams is a not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding program dedicated to providing free sessions to children and adults with disabilities.  The horse provides a unique multidimensional tool. The organization provides services to between 70 and 100 participants in Kendall County and several surrounding counties each week.  The program is unique in that services are provided at no charge. The qualified staff is all volunteers with six PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructors, including one physical therapist and one occupational therapist.

For more information on Equine Dreams, visit

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