It may be high shopping season for many reading this, but it’s also a good time of year to think about what type of world we want to create for future generations. The “season of giving” concept shouldn’t really be limited to one season, but this time of year is nonetheless a big fundraising period for nonprofit organizations and charities.
This year, we’re inviting you to participate in “Give Back Week” with us and several of our brand partners who’ve also opted to take up the challenge to raise funds and awarenesses for nonprofits of their choosing.
Here’s how it works:
From today, November 28, through Sunday, December 4, we encourage you to shop with the brands listed below, each of which has committed to donating a portion of proceeds during this week to a nonprofit or charity. We also encourage you to check out your social media feeds and emails for other brands giving back this week (tomorrow in particular, for Giving Tuesday).
We reached out to our email subscribers to solicit nominations for nonprofits we should support and promote during our Give Back Week. We’re pleased to announce that a portion of proceeds from our Holiday Gift Guide as well as editorial features and an advertising campaign, if applicable, will be donated to the following organizations:
Ukraine Equestrian Charity Foundation
The Ukrainian Equestrian Charity Foundation (registered in Belgium) with the assistance from the FEI (International Equestrian Federation), EEF (European Equestrian Federation), USEF, British Equestrians For Ukraine other national federations and welfare organizations is supporting the Ukrainian horse owners, riding schools, athletes, equestrian clubs, stables and professionals. The organization give needs-based assistance on the ground, including assisting with relocation of horses, offering shelter stabling, sourcing food and organizing logistics to deliver humanitarian aid to equestrians and their horses in Ukraine.
Detroit Horse Power
Detroit Horse Power uniquely addresses two persistent problems facing the Motor City: the shortage of opportunities for metro Detroit’s vulnerable populations (especially children) and the abundance of vacant land. Through riding and caring for horses in a safe and enriching space, program participants learn valuable skills that set them up for future success. DHP’s facility, built on repurposed vacant land, will contribute to the city’s renewal and be a center for community events and equestrian services.
We Ride Together
We Ride Together, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created early in 2021 to shine a light on the endemic issue of sexual abuse in youth sports, starting with equestrian sport and then broadening to every sport. We Ride Together’s mission is to make the youth and amateur sport environment safer for all athletes.
Strides for Equality Equestrians
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is an allyship program for the equestrian community. Founded in 2020, we seek to address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in equestrian sports by supporting access programs and professional pathways for BIPOC equestrians and by engaging and educating allies. Recognizing that we must be the change we wish to see in the world, SEE will encourage equestrians to stand shoulder-to-shoulder to fight for equality and justice. Not quietly, not anonymously… but proudly and loudly.
Beginning Tuesday, November 28, we’ll share tidbits about each organization here on EN as well as on our sister site, Horse Nation, and know each organization would be immensely grateful for a share, a donation, or an email sign-up.
Below you will find a list of brands who’ve opted in to participate in Give Back Week (11/28-12/4) alongside us. Some will be donating to the organizations we’ve nominated, while others will be donating to a charity of their choosing. Spread the love, pick up a gift for a friend (or yourself, we won’t tell!), and help these deserving organizations accomplish their missions all at once. This list may be updated with other participating brands, so keep an eye out for more information to be added.
Horse & Rider Books is donating 15% of sales at HorseandRiderBooks.com made during Give Back Week to Horses Without Humans Rescue PS: If you shop today, Cyber Monday (11/28), you can still take advantage of Black Friday savings of 22% sitewide + free U.S. shipping!
Eques Pante will donate 5% of sales during Give Back Week. You can also still save up to 50% on a pair of Eques Pante through 11/30!
In addition, a major thank you to Kentucky Performance Products, who have committed to donate $1,000 to Strides for Equality Equestrians in honor of Give Back Week! You can shop their full line of horses-first, science-backed supplements here.