Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. Offers Long Island Businesses Great Opportunities To Give Back And Build Strong Teams
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. (Islandia, NY), a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, offers Long Island businesses wonderful opportunities for their employees to volunteer and benefit from a robust team-building program. Several Long Island organizations are already benefiting from both their Pal-O-Mine volunteer experience and participation in its team-building program. They include: Adecco, Broadridge, People’s Alliance and Supply House.
Pal-O-Mine’s has a unique facility that makes it an ideal environment for team-building and volunteer activities. Its main site includes a fully accessible eight-acre facility in the Village of Islandia on Long Island. The property, which will soon expand to 13 acres, offers many opportunities for employees to not only fulfill their corporation’s community service goals but engage in a goal driven customized corporate leadership team-building training program. These programs are customized to achieve an organization’s specific objectives. The main facility encompasses: a 20-stall barn; indoor riding arena; adaptive equipment such as mounting ramps and customized tack; a dressage arena, a sensory integration track, outdoor lesson rings, and administrative offices. The other contiguous properties are home to a working greenhouse, a vocational center and an equine science building.
Pictured are members of Supply Corporation. Over 20 employees gave of their time to create, design and make decorative horse-shoes for our military wellness days while other employees cleaned the barn and painted fences.
Volunteers from Supply House (left to right) : Kelly Moloney, Tommy Chu, Hang Yin, Matthew Antony, David Acuna and Linh Nauyen
Founded in 1995 by Lisa Gatti, Pal-O-Mine is a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, as well as those who have been abused or neglected, veterans and the economically compromised. Pal-O-Mine offers a broad range of programs many of which involve the organization’s herd of 20 therapy horses. Pal-O-Mine relies on grants and contributions from private citizens, foundations and businesses to help raise funds. Towards this goal, Pal-O-Mine has an “Adopt a Horse” program to help underwrite the $8,000 per horse per year expense it incurs, a Wish List for various items required to sustain its services, a Pave-It-Forward brick pavers purchase campaign, and various fundraising events such as its annual golf outing. For more information on Pal-O-Mine, visit: www.pal-o-mine.org