This world is full of needs and worthy causes. Requests for help are everywhere. We all tend to turn our heads from this onslaught and slog through our own challenges. That’s understandable and human.
But it is also human, and so wonderfully AMERICAN to want to reach out and help those in need. If you are so motivated, and if you can and choose to give of your resources to help Thoroughbreds find new jobs, then here is what your tax deductible donation could go to at the MMSC:
- $8 will buy a bale of hay to feed a horse for two days
- $16 will pay for a bag of feed that will last one horse one week
- $75 will take care of one horse’s feet for one month
- $100 will pay for one dental calibration
- $250 will pay for vet, chiropractic, or acupuncture treatments
- $500 will cover entry fees for 10 MMSC horses at local shows where they will gain experience and be seen by a wider public
- $1000 will buy pasture seed to renovate half of our paddocks.
Then there are the less glamorous expenses like water, electricity, garbage pickup, insurance premiums, and office expenses. There are salaries, too. Not that MMSC staff isn’t impassioned, but you can’t eat passion, or buy gas, or pay your taxes. Salaries, even trim ones, take money too. And just as we advocate caring for horses adequately, we believe it is important to acknowledge the needs of the dedicated group of people who work at the MMSC some very long and hard hours.
Your “stuff” is useful too: Tack, barn supplies, books for The Bucephalus Training Library, and your estate bequests-stocks, bonds, or properties. All are very valuable to us and tax deductible to you. Every horse that we help, every match that we make, every year that we continue to be here to help more horses, is a something to celebrate. If you would like to be part of this celebration in any way, please join us. We welcome you to our MMSC mission and family!
Ways to Donate:
Click the link below to make a donation online through our secure site.
You can also call us directly with a credit card payment at 859-246-3080.
Or send a check to:
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
4089 Ironworks Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Donate at GoFundMe and help the MMSC support Meteor Shot! Meteor Shot aka "Shooter" is in need of funds to support his stay at his current foster home with Melissa Recknor, where he is in training and on a more consistent schedule than the MMSC can provide at this time. Shooter loves Melissa and for the good of the horse, he needs to stay with Melissa until he finds his forever home. Help us raise money to pay for Shooter's board and care expenses, as well as his training fees. Ever dollar donated is 100% tax deductible and goes directly to Shooter. Thank you!
Shop to Help the MMSC
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the MMSC! Click the button to the left to get started shopping at Amazon Smile and supporting the MMSC!
Kroger cares about the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center! Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Simply sign up online with your Kroger Plus Card, choose the MMSC as your charity of choice, and every time you make a purchase at Kroger with your Plus Card, a percentage will be donated back to the MMSC! Details on the program can be found here.
Make a difference every time you shop for the things you need or want. Shop at the 1500+ stores I already know. A percentage of what you spend is donated to the MMSC (on average 3%). Since 1997, iGive has grown to 350,000+ members supporting 50,000+ causes and raised over $7Million! Over 1500 Stores! iGive also has special coupons and deals available just for you. Also, if you click thru your iGive.com to your AmazonSmile, MMSC receives the donation from BOTH iGive and Amazon for the purchases!
Use Goodsearch as your search engine of choice and the MMSC will receive 1 penny for each search! And shop through Goodshop, where a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the MMSC. 15 million people used Goodsearch to support more than 100,000 non-profits and schools. Since 2006, Goodsearch users have raised more than $9 million, participated in over 1.1 billion charitable actions, and have truly made a difference.
- Horse treats - any kind or flavor!
- Vet wrap
- Epsom salts
- Gauze pads
- Fly spray - you can never have too much!
- Field ground feeders - the horses think it's a game to destroy these
- Saddles - gently used or new please!
- Rope halters
- Dressage whips
- Lounge whips
- Jumping boots
- Jump standards/poles
- Any video or book on training to be added to our Bucephalus Training Library
- Staples or Office Max
- Sams Club
- Wise Choice Tack
- KBC International
- State Line Tack
- Dover Saddlery