Local ranch hits the streets to raise money for kids with disabilities

Local ranch hits the streets to fundraise money for programs

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Instead of hitting the trails, a local ranch that helps kids with disabilities hit the streets to raise money.

The Diego Ranch uses horses to build connections with the kids and adults with disabilities.

On Saturday, the ranch held its third annual Fill the Boot fundraiser. They held cowboy boots in busy intersections of Jonesboro for contributions.

Michael Jackson, president of Diego Ranch, said they could always use donations.

“We need all the help we can get,” he said. “Equine therapy is a very expensive program and it’s not really the cost of the horses, the feed and stuff, it’s the amount of equipment and safety helmets that we have to have for each child or adult.”

“It’s a program that actually, truly works,” he said. “We work with kids with either a mental, physical, or emotional disability.”

If you missed the fundraiser, click here to find out more about Diego Ranch and how you can make a donation.

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