At Golden Village Palms, we are not only dedicated to providing our residents and guests with 5-star resort-like amenities and activities but also giving back to our local community. So much, in fact, that our staff and community have raised in excess of $60,000 since Thanksgiving.
Most recently, Golden Village Palms helped raise $5,200 for Hemet’s Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center, Inc. (T.H.E. Center, Inc.), a facility dedicated to improving the cognitive, physical and psychological abilities of individuals with disabilities and special needs through its nurturing therapeutic horsemanship program.
T.H.E. Center, Inc. was founded in 1984 by Teresa Wilhelm with one student, two horses and the support of the community. Her vision was to provide physical therapy, exercise, and recreation to handicapable children and adults in a professional, safe and nurturing environment. To date, T.H.E. Center has served over 40,000 students and provided more than 35,000 hours of services.
But the giving doesn’t end there as the resort also holds food drives for the homeless throughout the year; lends support to disabled vets; gathers gifts during the holidays for Toys for Tots; and fundraisers to support local animal shelters, purchase a k-9 for the Hemet police department, and scholarships for disadvantaged kids.
For an, even more, hands-on approach to charitable giving, the Golden Village Palms sewing group has been known to make quilts for people in hospices. Meanwhile, sports-minded residents and guests have played an active role in supporting Grandfather’s for Golf, a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to teaching underprivileged children (and all others) how to play the game of golf as a means of promoting fellowship, health, discipline, and sportsmanship.
Interested in getting involved in these or other charitable opportunities? If so, be sure to check in with our staff during your next stay at Golden Village Palms!