It’s Time & an Opportunity to Give Back to the Community
Many of us retire from lifelong jobs and move to the Lowcountry to relax and enjoy our new lifestyles. For most of us, this euphoria is temporary and time & lack of purpose become the enemy. Golf and tennis can’t be the total answer and most of our retirees have time on their hands.
Why not use this extra time and our capabilities to give back to our communities by supporting one of the area’s non-profit charities. Believe me, this kind of work offers instant gratification that you are contributing and making a difference.
Did you know there are over 150 local non-profit organizations in the Lowcountry? For me, charity works gives me renewed purpose and keeps my attitude about aging, health, and other problems in their proper place.
I’d like to summarize my story. I was asked by local resident if I could bring a business perspective to Heroes on Horseback and I somewhat reluctantly agreed. Surprisingly, the time it takes doesn’t interfere with traveling or time away from home. I have never looked back!
I’ve enjoyed every minute of it for those of you that don’t know, Heroes on Horseback offers equine therapy to over 250 local children and adults with disabilities. This year we are also beginning a military pilot program for returning soldiers from overseas assignments. There is something special between 1000 pound horse and a disabled person that cannot be clinically explained but it works!
We rely on personal donations & grants for our funding and approximately 100 volunteers, many of who are retirees. We are always looking for volunteers, Board Members, and we offer the public at any time to become a “Friend” of Heroes by donating $1000 to the cause.
If you have an interest in Heroes on Horseback you can call me at (843) 338-6424, the Heroes office at (843) 757-5607 or go to our website www.heroesonhorseback.org. If Heroes on Horseback doesn’t light your fire you have a choice of another 150 non-profits.
As you know, life is full of “takers” but only a few are “givers”-what a feeling it is to know you are making a difference in somebody else’s life-it puts a smile on your face and gives you lots to talk about to the folks sitting at home! You’ll feel better-I promise!
Blog by George Cobb of The Cobb Group at Charter One Realty