Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program (MTRP) and Groupon Grassroots (http://grassroots.groupon.com), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to raise money to send children with autism to therapeutic horseback riding camp.
The therapeutic horseback riding camp for children with autism campaign will be available on the Milwaukee Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Wednesday, August 8, and running through Tuesday, August 14. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the therapeutic horseback riding camp for children with autism initiative
in increments of $10, with each $150 providing a five week therapeutic horseback riding camp for a child with autism.
MTPR’s mission is: Improving the lives of children with special needs through equine facilitated activities: providing individualized care to maximize the child’s potential. This fundraising campaign will build MTRP’s capacity to help children
“We are excited to employ the collective action model of Groupon Grassroots to raise support for children with autism,” said Stephanie Clausen-Kubarth, Program Director. “We look forward to creating new awareness for Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program as one of the local organizations in Kenosha County to be featured on Groupon Grassroots.”
100% percent of the Groupon Grassroots campaign proceeds will be used to provide a five week therapeutic horseback riding camp for a child with autism.
Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program is a non-profit organization that offers hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding to children with physical, emotional and/or cognitive disabilities. MTRP is located in Paris, Wisconsin and serves over 50 children from Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois. For more information visit www.mtrpinc.org
Groupon Grassroots, launched in July 2010 in Chicago, features local campaigns in more than 65 markets nationwide, enabling Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their communities. Groupon Grassroots uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations. To learn more about Groupon Grassroots and how to become a featured organization, visit http://grassroots.groupon.com. To subscribe to Groupon, visit http://www.groupon.com.