(Dec 4, 2020) ... As this year comes to a close, many are giving thanks, and getting ready for a holiday season. With Covid-19 on the rise and new guidelines in place, much of the holiday shopping and preparation will be online this year. And luckily, AWHC has lots of online ways for you to spread the holiday cheer and help keep wild horses wild.
So, without further ado, here are seven ways to help support AWHC’s work and wild horses while getting ready for the holidays!
- Shop AmazonSmile
Did you know that whether you’re shopping for last-minute holiday gifts or shopping for your regular items on Amazon, you can help keep wild horses wild? Just use AmazonSmile, choose the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign as your charity and get shopping! This small and quick action really helps make a huge difference! As of November 2020, AmazonSmile has distributed a whopping $216,932,702.17 to charities across the United States. So, be sure to choose AWHC on AmazonSmile and shop away!
- Shop AWHC Apparel
What better gift for your horse lovin’ family member or friend than a “Protecting Wildness ” t-shirt? Or our best-seller “STAY WILD” tee? There is none! The AWHC shirts and sweatshirts are comfortable, stylish and best of all, buying one significantly supports our life-saving work! If you or your friends love to cuddle up by the fire, in a comfortable and warm sweatshirt, the “American Wild Horse Campaign” crew neck sweatshirt is the one for you. If that’s not your cup of tea, we have SEVEN other design options! There are sizes ranging from XS-4XL, in select styles, and a wide variety of colors, cuts, and designs. Be sure to gift an AWHC t-shirt to the wild horse lover in your community, or even better treat yourself to one this Holiday season!
- Shop Wild Grounds Coffee
Wake up to the aroma of fresh fairtrade, organic ThanksGiving Coffee’s Wild Grounds and take that first sip knowing that you are helping to keep wild horses wild straight from your kitchen! The American Wild Horse Campaign has partnered with Thanksgiving Coffee to fuse the love of coffee and the love of wild horses into one delicious cup. This holiday season, give the gift of flavorful, aromatic coffee to your loved ones and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to support AWHC’s groundbreaking work!
- Shop Wild Horse Prints
Transport the wild right to your house with wild horse fine art photography by Kimerlee Curyl! AWHC is so honored to work with Kimerlee, a fierce wild horse advocate and an incredible fine art photographer. Her stunning photography evokes feelings of freedom and a longing for true wildness in anyone who sees them. All her photographs truly bring the wildness and beauty of America’s iconic mustangs to life. These incredible images are the perfect gift for the art aficionado and for the wild horse lover. Until this December 23rd, get 20% off your order and 20% will be donated to AWHC! This opportunity is a win-win for everyone. You get to support AWHC’s work and gift a one-of-a-kind photograph to a loved one in your life!
Maria Marriott Photography is also proud to support the American Wild Horse Campaign through her Wild Horse Collections by donating 20% of profits to help preserve these American icons in our Western public lands, where they belong.
Renowned photographer KT Merry has photographic series Simply Wild, focused on American Mustangs, donates 20% of all retail sales to the American Wild Horse Campaign as well!
- Donate Your Old Car
Maybe you’re getting a new car as a holiday present or your old car just isn’t cutting anymore and you need a new one. No matter the situation, we’ve got the answer to the often anguished over question of what to do with the old car. Donate it using CarEasy! CarEasy is a nonprofit organization that makes it simple and fast to donate your old car. They will pick up the car at no cost to you, often within 24-72 hours. Then the CarEasy team will jump into work, getting your old car turned into cash to support AWHC! You may even qualify for a tax deduction. This is an easy way to help keep wild horses wild and make your new car transition just a little easier.
- Donate Stock
Donating long-term appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds is a great way to support AWHC. Compared to donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax donation! If you do decide to generously donate your stock, please let us know so we can properly acknowledge your donation.
- Start a fundraiser
If you have a Facebook page, it’s easy to start a fundraiser benefiting AWHC! This type of peer-to-peer fundraising is essential to helping fund our life-saving programs aimed to keep wild horses safe, with their families and on the range. If you feel extra inspired, get your friends and family to make a fundraiser too. This can help increase your impact and help spread the word to new people across your community network!
Here at AWHC, we are so grateful for your unwavering support and for our shared love of wild horses. We know this last year has been tough for people, and it’s been a tough one for wild horses and burros as well. But thanks to your support, we never lost hope and we never will.
We have the A-team in place and we are ready to charge into next year. Here’s to happy, healthy holidays and an upcoming year full of wild horse and burro victories!