STATEWIDE –¬† For the past nine years, Manes and Tails (a non profit organization) volunteers have networked to support Equine Assisted programs throughout Aroostook County, St. John Valley through South or Houlton. Through raffle sales, grants, dinners, donations of money, time and equipment, the group has sponsored dozens of special needs children and families to attend programs and supported trainings for several facilitators. MT (Manes and Tails) supports requests to client chosen facilities.
To continue these community supports, MT is kicking off the 2012 fund raising with County Wide Bottle Driving and a Spring Barn dance to take place in Caribou, date TBA. An on-going fund raiser is the Scholarship Fan Club that a members can have monthly chances to win $100, for $20 a year. A small group of volunteers, MT is always open to volunteers, all donations are tax deductible.
To get the bottle driving started, MT is VERY excited to have Tractor Supply Company stores in Presque Isle and Houlton participating in this fundraiser. MT volunteers are also offering to pick up from your door step or ask you to drop bottles at several other locations, even if just removing the ‘empties’ from you car, every 5 cents counts!!
Drop off sites:
Van Buren: Perfect Ponies Learning Center, 489 Main St. Front or back porch. Don and Nancy D. Violette 868 5324
Caribou: 27 West Wind Dr. Open Breezeway, Pam Sheppele 496 4361
Caribou: Equine Inspirations Learning Center, Plante Rd. on porch, Tracy Thibodeau 227 6974
Monticello: Town Office, see Ginger Pryor 538 9500 (hope Shelley and Sara told her)
Monticello: Aroostook Horse and Pony Associates, North Main St (Rt 1) In front of attached garage; Shelley Taylor 538 9376
Houlton and Presque Isle: Tractor Supply Company stores
We are also looking for sites in other towns. Even if you are just cleaning out of your car, every nickel counts! Look for bins in front of the stores and flyers in your bags at the check outs. Thank you Keith in PI and Aaron in Houlton.
For PICK UPs County wide: please call Nancy 868 5324 or 484 1231, Shelley 538 9376. We’ll find a way to get your donation off your porch or out of the garage and turn them into horses helping humans.
Volunteers welcome !!! Also if you would rather return your bottles and send us money, WOW, NICE!!! Manes and Tails c/o Pam Scheppele, 27 West Wind Dr., Caribou, ME 04736
For more information, call 868 5324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Name: Nancy Dumond Violette
Telephone Number: (207)484-1231