A sudden chill in the air. The days grow shorter. Summer is over in the Pacific Northwest.

We are well on our way towards the cooler days and long nights of Winter. We mark this occasion at SAFE every year with our annual Fall Into Winter Feed Drive. It’s the one time of year that we ask our supporters to help fill our barn with hay and grain for the coming year. Our goal is to raise $40,000 by the end of the November, and we need your help! Your tax deductible gift to the Fall Into Winter Feed Drive is a gift that goes straight to the horses’ mouths!

We’ve increased our goal this year to more accurately reflect what we are currently spending on hay and grain. Hay and transportation costs continue to rise year after year, and we have more mouths to feed in our larger facility than in the past. If we can raise $40,000 for hay and grain during this feed drive, we will be in comfortable shape to feed our horses in the coming year.

This is the only time of year that you’ll hear us asking for donations to feed our herd. That’s because we have planned and budgeted for the coming year, and we have a pretty clear idea what we will need to feed the horses in our care. It’s called Responsible Rescue, and it’s something we always strive toward.

Please note: all donations made to Fall Into Winter are earmarked for feed…and we feed each horse the combination of hay, grain, and treats that they need. The donation amounts listed above are somewhat symbolic. So if, say, 100 bags of treats are donated, you need not worry that our horses will eat nothing but treats all winter, as much as they would love that!

If you would prefer to donate by check, our mailing address is:

SAFE
10407 192nd Ave NE
Redmond WA 98053

THANK YOU!!


About the 2018 Fall Into Winter Feed Drive

2018 Goal Reached and Exceeded!

Two days before the deadline for the Fall Into Winter 2018 drive, we reached and surpassed our goal by raising $31,030 for hay and grain for the SAFE horses!

The SAFE community came through in force and made this possible, and we are so grateful for their amazing and incredible support. It’s such a joyful experience to see our old friends and new friends rally together to accomplish this in such a short period of time. At this time of thanks and gratitude, our cups are brimming over.

What does this mean to the horses in our care? It means that the lovely and nourishing hay that they so adore will be stacked to the rafters in our hay shelter. Our horses will know that no matter where they came from, they are now someplace safe and good.

What does this mean to our supporters? It means that you will not hear us pleading for funds to feed horses that we have committed to take responsibility for. We know what we need to pay for hay in 2019, and together with you, we have raised those funds. It’s that simple. We call it responsible rescue, and we feel it’s the least we can do to make SAFE a positive and helpful organization for horses who have faced neglect. So once again, on behalf of all the horses at SAFE, thank you for making this the best Fall Into Winter ever!

Special Thanks to our 2018 Matching Challenge Donors!

These are the amazing donors who are offered matching challenges to inspire others to give! These gifts made a huge impact on the success of the Hay Drive, and we are so grateful for the generosity and kindness of these donors. Huge thanks to:

Jane M — $1,000 Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!
Lara & Tad L — $2,000 Matching Challenge —  COMPLETED!
Robert & Judith Hammond — $1,000 Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!
An Anonymous Friend of SAFE — $1,000 Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!
Barb G — $500 Matching Challenge —  COMPLETED!
Lisa J — $1,000 Matching Challenge —  COMPLETED!
Winkley Homes — $250 Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!
Frank Lumber — $1,000 Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!
Tiffany L and Microsoft — $1,500 TRIPLE Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!
Brandee W and Microsoft — $1,500 TRIPLE Matching Challenge — COMPLETED!


Matching Challenge!!!!

A Group of Donors have pledged $5,000 as a matching challenge to get us started!

THANK YOU to Lisa O!
Lisa donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Patricia B!
Patricia donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Bear C!
Bear donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Pascale H!
Pascale donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Sondra S!
Sondra donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Sandra S!
Sandra S donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Sunset B!
Sunset donated 2100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Gwenna R!
Gwenna donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Blanche K!
Blanche donated $25 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jennifer D!
Jennifer donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Karen C!
Karen donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Bob K!
Bob donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Ellen H!
Ellen donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Joan Y!
Joan donated $200 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Carol B!
Carol donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Corinne K!
Corinne donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Claire R!
Claire donated $75 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Nichole L!
Nichole L donated $15 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU Laura H!
Laura donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Lylee Jeanne H!
Lylee Jeanne donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Sophia A!
Sophia donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jim E!
Jim donated $30 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Becky T!
Becky donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Bryony W!
Bry donated $25 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Carla G!
Carla donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Kara S!
Kara donated $175 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jennifer A!
Jennifer donated $25 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Candice B!
Candice donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Pam L!
Pam donated $5 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Karen W!
Karen donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Kaitlin G!
Kaitlin donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jennifer O!
Jennifer donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Lori M!
Lori donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jackie L!
Jackie donated $500 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jerri E!
Jerri donated $25 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Rhonda B!
Rhonda donated $25 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Bear C!
Bear donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Judy M!
Judy donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Donna O!
Donna donated $20 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Julie J!
Julie donated $35 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Catherine F!
Catherine donated $40 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Darla S!
Darla donated $10 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Sandra G!
Sandra donated two bags of grain for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Stephani S!
Stephani donated a ton of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Wendy M!
Wendy donated a ton of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Melanie M!
Melanie donated a bale of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Cheryl M!
Cheryl donated $150 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Margaret C!
Margaret donated $50 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Terri G!
Terri bought a bag of grain for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Jaqueline R!
Jaqueline bought a bale of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Kimberly W!
Kimberly donated $1,000 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Judy C!
Judy donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Susanne M!
Susanne donated $100 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Kerri P!
Kerri bought a ton of hay for the horses, DOUBLED to TWO TONS by Adobe!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Linda H!
Linda bought a ton of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Tina P!
Tina bought a ton of hay for the horses, DOUBLED to TWO TONS by The Home Depot!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Cathy O!
Cathy donated $600 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Yvonne S!
Yvonne donated $25 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Judith C!
Judith bought a ton of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Laura G!
Laura bought a bag of grain for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Fabio A!
Fabio bought a bag of grain for the horses, DOUBLED to TWO BAGS by Microsoft!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Elisa H!
Elisa donated $40 for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Stephanie P!
Stephanie bought a bag of grain for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Joanie W!
Joanie bought a ton of hay for the horses!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Randee F!
Randee bought a ton of hay for the horse!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!


THANK YOU to Deanna T!
Deanna bought a ton of hay for the horses, DOUBLED to TWO TONS by Intel!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!!!