Now that we have recovered from the holiday weekend and the madness that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are so pleased to wish everyone a happy and generous #GivingTuesday! Today is a global day of giving fueled by social media and kicks off the charitable season when many focus on gift giving and donations. Last year, the movement generated over $168 million in donations and they are on course to exceed that number! Will you be part of the movement?.
For many of our fans, the thoroughbred industry is close to their hearts and they are always looking for ways to contribute- for which we are always so greatful! So today, please consider giving to one of the many well-deserving Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredited organizations.
The TAA inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and re-home Thoroughbreds. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, Inc., the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals and other industry groups.
Their Code of Standards and accreditation process have been reviewed and approved by the American Humane Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners and they received the 2013 Special Eclipse Award honoring extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing!
The effect of this organization and the 64 accredited members is tangible through their Success Stories that they share.
There are plenty of TAA accredited organizations to consider, eight of which are right here in Kentucky! When you give, let us and the Giving Tuesday crowd know by using #HorseCountryCares and #GivingTuesday. We can't wait to see what our fans do!
Cheers and Happy Holidays!