‘Dollars for Diego’ holds first fundraiser for new facility, sensory gym

‘Dollars for Diego’ holds first fundraiser for new facility, sensory gym
‘Dollars for Diego’ holds first fundraiser for new facility, sensory gym (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -A Region 8 non-profit held its first fundraiser since closing its facility doors to search for a better facility, but now they need the community’s help.

On Saturday night, Diego Ranch hosted “Dollars for Diego” at Gamble Home Furnishings in Jonesboro to raise money for a sensory gym and a new facility.

The fundraiser included live band entertainment, auctions, and food.

Workers say they are hoping more of the community can come together to support equine-assisted therapy.

“Somebody with special needs or some kind of anxiety or PTSD, they get a connection with those horses and for one minute, working with these horses, they get to be as normal as anything,” says Diego Ranch’s Board of Director Vickie Lewis.

The non-profit is hoping to begin building its new facility by next year.

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