Category Archives: Animals

Special Equestrians

Special Equestrians 2800 Street Rd., Warrington, PA 18976 Contact: Diane Sampson, Volunteer Coordinator 215 918-1001 ext. 306 Special Equestrians provides equine-assisted activities for people with various mental, physical, emotional, socio-economic challenges. We use our kind, patient, highly-trained therapy horses to provide dynamic exercise, deep vestibular input, fine- and gross-motor skill development, social communication and meaningful working relationships for our clients both in and out of the saddle. Our staff is dedicated to making the horse-loving experience accessible to all people, and uses their various professional qualifications in Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, Special Education, Equestrian Science and Occupational Therapy to provide top-quality services. While […]

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Main Line Animal Rescue

Main Line Animal Rescue  PO Box 89 Chester Springs, PA 19425 Contact: Stevie Boulden, Director of Humane Education; Ilene Wellner, Volunteer 610-933-0606 volunteer@mlar.org Main Line Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. There is no discrimination based on health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Main Line Animal Rescue works to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Our animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before […]

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Pegasus Riding Academy

Pegasus Riding Academy  8297 Bustleton Ave, Phila., PA 19152 Contact: Barbara Wertheimer, Executive Director, 215 742-1500, pegasus5@comcast.net The Pegasus Riding Academy program utilizes the horse and its movement to enhance the quality of life for our clients. Our mission is to provide therapeutic exercise in various forms while concentrating on ability rather than disability. Pegasus has worked with many Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and hand crafts their mitzvah projects depending on their abilities and desires. Although the community service volunteers working with our lessons are required to be 14, Bar/Bat Mitzvah students who are accompanied by a parent have been able […]

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Pals For Life

Pals For Life Website 939 Radnor Road, Wayne, PA 19087 Contact: Kristen Abbott, Program Manager 610 687-1101, Kristen@palsforlife.org Pals for Life brings the companionship of animals to those who need it. Pet visitation programs are provided at nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and mental health facilities. Literacy programs involve bringing pets to schools and libraries for reluctant readers to read to them and improve their skills and self-esteem. Stress reduction programs involve bringing pets to colleges during final exams to help the students. There are many ways for mitzvah project students and high school students to volunteer: Use your creative and […]

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Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center Website 1811 Mill Road, Perkasie, PA 18944 Contact: Megan Strychowski – Program Manager 215 822 2515 mstrychowski@ivyhillequestrian.org Ivy Hill delivers professional programs designed to enhance the lives of those individuals with physical, social, educational or psychological challenges. They provide the highest quality services to the individuals who benefit from the programs they offer. The staff have degrees in areas of Special Education, Physical Therapy, and Psychology with additional specialized training and certification in Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy. They have individuals of all ages that have “special challenges” ranging from those with physical, intellectual, emotional, and […]

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Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind

Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind Website 732 Settlers Circle, Warrington, PA 18976 Contact: Michael Leventhal, Executive Director 267 927-0205 mike@israelguidedog.org Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind provides guide dogs to visually impaired Israelis. They breed, raise and train the dogs in Israel so that they are familiar with the environment and so they respond to Hebrew commands. The dogs enable the blind and visually impaired Israeli’s to achieve independence, mobility, and self esteem. Sponsor a puppy and learn about the vital relationship between a guide dog and a blind Israeli. Mitzvah project ideas include raising funds for […]

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Bucks County SPCA

Bucks County SPCA Website P.O. Box 277, 1665 Street Rd., Lahaska, PA 18931 Contact: Diane Herstine, Volunteer Coordinator, Nikki Thompson, Director of Education and Outreach, 215 794-7475 A non-profit organization which enforces anti-cruelty laws of the state, alleviate the suffering of animals, and is dedicated to the welfare of animals. No animal care opportunities are available at this time. There are many other ways you can help for your community service or mitzvah project: start a supply drive from our wish list make homemade pet treats, have a bake sale, car wash and donate proceeds to Bucks County SPCA sew […]

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