Thank you for considering a donation to Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm. There are a variety of ways you can contribute to our programs and initiatives.
Ironstone Farm is home to two nonprofit organizations. Challenge Unlimited was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1983 and Ironstone Therapy was incorporated in 1998.
Thanks to a generous local supporter, any gift of $1,000 or more will be matched on #GivingTuesday and through the end of the year, up to a total of $125,000 more. This money will be used to help us burn our mortgage, positioning us to do even more!
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Often called an “oasis” in a crazy world, Ironstone’s doors are opened to a new way of life for veterans and others suffering with debilitating conditions – one that provides peace, well-being - and mission. The opportunity is there for all vets who participate in the programs to stay involved and become part of the Ironstone Farm community - as contributors! WE NEED THEM! For the past six years Ironstone has offered vets opportunities to become fully immersed into a place that uses a farm and its horses to provide healing for children with disabilities, adults with memory issues, teens with peer pressures, and more! Veterans suffering Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety and depression have found solace and meaning in their time here. But it isn’t enough …
We can do so much more! And we want to … but we need your help! Six years ago we started the program helping vets. We quickly saw the need, and almost as quickly saw the positive influence of our horses. Three years ago, we determined that we would go the route to use the farm to change their lives so that it will last, and so it will lower those statistics! We started raising money to renovate our Farmhouse to become a Retreat Center for Veterans. It took two years to raise $200,000 and one year to get permits. But with the permits came the harsh reality that this is a $600,000 project!
You can make a donation directly to the farm by
You can Sponsor a Child, allowing those in need to receive therapy at Ironstone Farm.
The cost to Sponsor a Child for one year of therapy is $2,500. A pledge in this amount can be paid all at once or over 10 monthly payments of $250. Family members, friends, co-workers or other groups of people can also get together and pitch in to pay for a year. Of course, donations of any amount will be appreciated.
Contribute to Challenge Unlimited to honor someone, to celebrate a special occasion, or as an expression of sympathy in memory of a loved one with a tax-deductible contribution.
Those who chose to give a tribute or memorial gift of $5,000 or more are eligible for a wrought iron and wood bench with a bronze plaque that can include a dedication of their choice. The commemorative bench will be placed in our large indoor arena.
Many companies have matching gift programs that may double a contribution to a nonprofit made by their employees.
Your company's human resources department will be able to provide the necessary information and the matching gift form.
You can designate Challenge Unlimited as a beneficiary of your Individualized Retirement Account (IRA).
Challenge Unlimited may also be named as the principal beneficiary of your life insurance policy or ownership of the policy can be transferred to us.
A gift of stock can be donated electronically to Challenge Unlimited by contacting your broker and giving a written request with delivery instructions.
For information on how to transfer stock to help the organization, please call us directly at
Want to honor a loved one? A veteran you respect? Remember a hero? Or looking for a gift for the person who has everything?
By investing in a laser-engraved brick personalized with you own message, you can honor their legacy and advance a future legacy that will serve many. You will help Ironstone Farm build it's Veterans and First Responders Center. Your investment will have a direct impact on the lives of veterans and first responders.
Whether you run the Boston Marathon, have a bake-sale or host a Cornhole Tournament, we welcome fundraising ventures for Ironstone Farm and Challenge Unlimited with open arms.