If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.” Robert South (1634 – 1716)

Why Give

Why Give

It costs Agape about 4.5 times what is actually charged to riders. We want you to know that every dollar, and every gift, matters.

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Programs

Because of our Rider Support Fund and other initiatives, we are able to keep fees at a low and reasonable cost for families and partners.

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Horses

It takes a lot to care for our horses. Consider helping by “adopting” a horse, purchasing hay and feed, or even donating a horse.

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Leave a Legacy

With a specific and honorable plan for using legacy gifts, we promise to continue providing unbridled hope. What will be your legacy?

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Why give? Because miracles happen every day at Agape.

Our participants make physical and emotional strides during every session. Agape is a special place where people can connect and develop a relationship with our four-legged friends, volunteers, and PATH Intl. certified instructors. Horses and humans have a special bond, and, at Agape, we can facilitate this experience to provide hope and healing.
28
Years serving our community
1401
People served during 2013
35
Diagnoses represented
19
Horses offering unbridled hope
170
Agape's cost per hour per lesson
38
Dollars charged to rider per lesson
Your gift helps bridge this gap. You help us keep our program fees low. You help us provide scholarships to those in need. Agape is growing and we hope that you decide to be a part of our mission through giving. Together – we can give thousands unbridled hope.

 We want you to know that EVERY dollar, and EVERY gift, matters.

Without your support, Agape could not exist. For general giving…  Give Today

Program Giving

Rider Support Fund

We have never had to turn away a rider due to financial hardship. Because of the gifts to our Rider Support Fund, we are able to keep our program service fees at a low and reasonable cost for families and community partners, including full and partial scholarships to those who might not be able to participate in our programs without it. This fund helps support all of our programs and the staff, volunteers, and horses that make the magic happen.

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The Agape Wish List

Thank you for reviewing our Wish List.  By donating you can help Agape keep our administrative and facility costs down so that we can devote more money to our mission and programs.  Please contact us first if you are interested in providing any items in bold. For details on any of the items listed, contact 317-773-7433.

Facility Equipment

  • Equipment Shed for Agape North
  • Tool Chests
  • Hand tools (Snap-On or Kobalt – lifetime warranties) & power tools  (prefer Ridgid brand for lifetime parts and service warranty)
  • Weedeater
  • Brooms
  • Backpack Blower
  • Snow plow
  • Chainsaw
  • Flatbed trailer
  • Arena Drags (Qty. 2)
  • Truck and Horse Trailer
  • 4X4 UTV
    • HP: 30+
    • Displacement: 600cc+
    • Cargo Bed Capacity: 400lbs+
    • Dump Bed (hydraulic or hydraulic assist preferred)
    • 2″ Receiver in rear
    • Full ROPS
    • Top Speed: 25mph+
    • Fuel: Diesel (preferred)
    • Towing Capacity: 1200lbs+
    • Drive: Selectable 2/4wd
    • Range: Selectable High and Low
    • Locking Diff: Yes
    • Headlights: Yes

Multi-Purpose Supplies

  • Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent
  • General Cleaning Supplies

Office Supplies

  • White Copy Paper
  • Postage Stamps
  • TV Antenna

Horse Items

  • Nutrena Safe Choice Senior Horse Feed – 50 pound bags
  • Nutrena Triumph 12% pelleted Horse Feed – 50 pound bags
  • MBR Feed Store Gift Certificate
  • Feed Saver Rings (for corner feed trough)
  • Equi-Litter Stall Bedding – 40 pound bags
  • Fly Spray (Gallon Bottles) (Bronco, Pyranha, Endure)
  • Saddle Soap
  • Small Sponges for cleaning saddles
  • Wound-Kote
  • Disposable diapers
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Betadine
  • Elastikon tape
  • Vet Wrap
  • Small and large white salt blocks
  • Synthetic Western Saddles
  • Rainbow reins
  • Medium size harness
  • Hay
  • Clippers / Blades
  • Therapy Pads- English and western style
  • Surcingles

***Agape also accepts your donation of used horse tack and equipment, including English and Western saddles. We will put into circulation or save for future use those items that we need. All other items will be sold with proceeds returning to Agape.

Rider and Classroom Supplies

  • Stopwatches (3)
  • Laminating sheets
  • Laminator
  • Arena Obstacle Supplies (bridge, baseball line chalk, tarp…)
  • Extra Small Riding Helmets (2-3)
  • Extra large riding helmet (tipperary)

Gift Cards

  • Tractor Supply Company, Sullivans Hardware
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, etc
  • Walmart, Meijer, Target, etc.
  • Amazon
  • Gas Stations

Adopt a Horse

The Agape horses are our four-legged therapists. These gentle, kindhearted souls have been donated to Agape and are enjoying a second career, sometimes a third career. Riders and volunteers develop close relationships with their horses as they experience their wonderment and unconditional love. You can help Agape by adopting and supporting the care of one of our gentle giant partners in service. Read More about our horses >>

SPONSOR A HORSE FOR A YEAR FOR $3,000

We will recognize your gift with the following accolades:

  • Plaque on adopted equine’s stall for duration of sponsorship
  • Recognition in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Recognition on website with adopted equine bio
  • Certificate of care and a photograph with adopted equine

SPONSOR A HORSE FOR SIX MONTHS FOR $1,500

  • Plaque on adopted equine’s stall for duration of sponsorship
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Recognition on website with adopted equine bio

BUCKETS AND BALES

Horses go through lots of hay (3-4 bales a day), and several individual horses need grain or other supplements each day (bucket). These costs add up, and Agape is asking for your help.

Support your favorite horse – buy a bale for $15 or a bucket for $20. Each donation you make will nominate the horse (or horses) of your choice as finalists for the Top 5 “Horse of the Year” finalists. The “Horse of the Year” finalists (based off who receives the most Bucket & Bale nominations) will be selected at the end of every year!

Give to a Horse

Agape Horse and Rider

Agape’s horses are special and have the ability to help improve the quality of life for all who participate in classes. We appreciate your interest in donating your equine to our program. Without caring individuals like you, our program would be “legless.”

What are the criteria for a therapy horse?

  • 7-18 years old
  • Must be in good health and have good vision
  • Serviceably sound at the walk, trot, and canter
  • Calm and quiet disposition
  • Patient and flexible in new situations
  • Experience with arena, horse shows, 4-H, or with children

How do we care for our horses?

Agape provides the best care possible for our four-legged team members. All horses at Agape will have:

  • Regular vaccination, de-worming, and farrier schedule
  • Nutritional evaluation and feed needs met daily
  • Regular turn out
  • Individual stall for feeding
  • The promise and commitment of daily care
Horse Acceptance Policy    Donate a Horse

Leave a Legacy

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek Proverb

Planned Giving

Planned giving can provide substantial tax benefits for donors while leaving a lasting imprint on Agape. Our team can assist you with a financial advisor to create a planned gift that works best for you. Please contact Amanda Bocik if you are interested in discussing planned giving.

Endowment Contribution

Agape is fortunate to have an endowment through the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County. If you are interested in leaving a legacy through a gift to our endowment fund, please contact our offices to speak with Amanda Bocik.

To set up planned giving or an endowment contribution, please contact the Agape offices at 317-733-7433.

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“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” - Robert F. Kennedy

To all of our donors, we say a big, hope-filled THANK YOU!