Thanks for supporting wild horses, burros through GlobalGiving’s matching campaign!

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One of the 51 burros that call RTF’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary home!


*Thank you so much!* — Though so many people are struggling through a difficult time, you were kind enough to help this week when we told you that we had a chance to have donations of up to $50 matched at 50% by GlobalGiving, one of our fundraising partners.

Of the more than 5,000 worthy charitable projects from around the world that participated in the Little x Little Campaign, we raised the fourth-largest total by Friday night’s deadline: More than $24,000!

That’s enough to buy 90 tons of hay!

To give you an idea of what you’ve accomplished: That’s enough to feed the more than 300 wild horses and burros at two of our sanctuaries, in Lompoc, Calif., and San Luis Obispo, Calif., for 52 days!

Because of the threat of COVID-19, we were forced to cancel most of our summer tours and other programs for the safety of visitors and staff. In so doing, we lost out on the donations typically made by hundreds of visitors each year. Your generosity gets us farther down the trail to caring for the more than 500 wild horses and burros at our sanctuary.

For that, and for your more than 22 years of support, we are deeply grateful.

All of us at Return to Freedom

Exciting news for the more than 500 wild horses and burros in our sanctuary’s care! All this week, donations to Return to Freedom will be matched by GlobalGiving, one of our fundraising partners!

Until Friday, Sept. 18, at all eligible donations of up to $50 per unique donor (only one donation per person, $50 max) will be matched at 50%!
So your $20 donation becomes $30… your $40 becomes $60…and your $50 becomes $75… It’s like magic!

But wait, there’s more! — Recurring donations made this week will not only receive the 50% match right away, but after they stay active for four months they will also receive a 100% monthly match, up to $200!

Click here to donate today!

On top of all of that, RTF and the other worthy projects taking part will be eligible for bonus prizes. They’ll be given to the top five projects in the following categories: Most Funds Raised, Most Unique Donors and Most Monthly Donors.

Things are challenging for all of us these days, and we are trying to make up for our canceled and postponed summer programs due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you can help this week, that would be appreciated more than you know. This is, in every respect, a team effort, and we are deeply grateful for your help.

The RTF Team