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DONATIONS - How YOU Can Help

How did the Foundation get started?

Who were "the girls"?

Why "the gingersnap girls"?

How can I help?

How will my donation be used?

Are there other ways to help?


Scout and Lil Chief

Both rescued from a children's amusement company - both were starvation cases



FAQs


How did the Foundation get started?

We were founded in honor and memory of three mares, Calypso, Chrissy and Flag who were each saved from the slaughter truck. The Gingersnap Girls Equine Education and Rescue Foundation was founded in 2004 becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization classified with the IRS as a public charity in 2005.


Who were "the girls"?

Calypso:Calypso was a thoroughbred, bound for the race track. She was turned her into a fox hunter, ending up alone in a field in a snowstorm with no shelter, food, or water. When her owners planned to sell her at auction, a neighbor stepped in and contacted a local equine rescue group.

Flag:
Someone must have been kind to this mare, for she was very loving. But someone else was not kind, leaving her abandoned in a field - moving away and leaving them with no food or water.

Chrissy:
Chris was boarding a killer buyer's truck when she was rescued. This race horse, turned broodmare was left to fend for herself with no food, little water, and no medical care. She was hundreds of pounds underweight when her owners took her to the killer buyers!

For full details on these couragous horses, please click here.


Why "the gingersnap girls"?

Many people have asked how "the Gingersnap Girls" got their name.

Simply - the three mares in whose honor we were founded, All had developed a very healthy appetite for and ongoing Love of gingersnap cookies. (Murray's being the number one choice!)

Chrissy and Flag ate them until the very days that they left us to go to heaven. In fact, in the last two days of chrissy's life, gingersnaps were the ONLY thing that we could get her to eat.

Calypso continued to savor them until the day she left us to join Flag and Chrissy in January, 2005.

A friend, knowing of the girls' great fondness for this cookie, one day asked me how the Gingersnap Girls were doing. Years later, the name still sticks!


How can I help?

Volunteer your time
Donate
Educate yourself about Abuse

Particpate in our Southern States Bag-Tag (SHOW) Program


How will my donation be used?

• Equine Rescue Groups - a portion of monies raised will go to assist non-profit equine rescue groups who are working at the grassroots level; going to livestock auctions and adopting or fostering abuse cases.

• Education -teaching the general public about plight of many equine neglect/abuse cases, raising awareness to help protect these beautiful animals.

• Care - the Gingersnap Girls has room for only 6 horses at a time, so we must seek out foster homes in our Safe Haven Program.

Large or small, your kind, tax-deductible donation will help us reach our goal. For more information on the above, please click here.


Are there other ways to help?

We are always in need of volunteers and donations of items. Please see our Wish List for details. You can also attend our Annual Fund Raising events and support us while having a good time! See our calendar for event announcements.


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