Set on 15 beautiful acres in Orefield, PA, the ranch is a permanent home for over 50 animals rescued from abuse or neglect. For many sanctuaries, this would be the end of the mission. But TGMR takes the rescuing one step further. The animals are trained and socialized to become co-therapists for people suffering from emotional or mental trauma. In essence, the animals, who were once unwanted, find a new life by helping others.
You’re invited to the
APPLEBEE’S® FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST
for The Gress Mountain Ranch!
When: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Where: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
1510 Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, Pa.
Who: Gress Mountain Ranch
What: Pancake breakfast, Assorted raffles & prizes
Why: Stanley Llama invites everyone to join TGMR team to support the Animals who “help” heal people. All proceeds of this fundraiser benefit, Princess Pony with a brain tumor, Rocky with his liver mass, Penny with her right shoulder injury, and Old Man Jacob with his bad knees.. Thank you all for your caring and support for TGMR animals and the ranch.
Cost: $7 for adults; $5 for kids under 12
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Call us at 610-398-2122. Tickets are on sale right now, so call us today.
Join us for a morning filled with fun, friends, and food.
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Every person who volunteers, every child who signs up for Ranch Camp, every donation that comes our way is so important for us to keep our ranch thriving and giving back to the community. Our WE Yoga friend Roger recently wrote a post about his recent experience at TGMR with fellow WE Yoga YTT friends. The link to the full blog post can be found below.
We are looking for campers in 3-10 grade, sponsors, volunteers, and donations for Ranch Camp on June 22-26, July 13-17, and August 3-7. Your help is always appreciated.
Our story, as most stories often do, began with an idea. The idea was simple: How can we help those who are in need? So was the answer: The Gress Ranch. Animals helping people…People helping animals. Yoga Teacher Trainees helping them both.
So, Monday, Laura, Sarah, and I met at the Gress Ranch to see how we could help. As most of you have already heard, the ranch’s biggest priority right now is getting the word out, finding volunteers, and donations for the Summer Ranch Camp this year for kids entering 3rd-10th grades. A wonderful project where kids get to meet and learn about the animals at the ranch. Great fun for the kids. And honestly, a lot of fun for us adults too.
But, I learned something unexpected at the ranch Monday. Although I really want to help the children and the animals (my two soft spots) sometimes, helping those in need means helping the people behind the scenes. Those people who have invested so much or their time, their money, and–most importantly–their heart into helping others. Sometimes, life throws a wrench into things, like it did for Kathryn and Ben who couldn’t be at the ranch on Monday, and they needed a little help too…
Everybody has their part to play and sometimes, it’s a much more subtle part. An almost overlooked part yet, without that part, without volunteers to help with the running of the ranch, without that foundation in place, there’s nothing to build that framework of help and hope on…
Read the full blog post here.