Cheff Center: Augusta MI



Potential Students and Parents

Wish List

As you can imagine, caring for 15-20 horses can get pretty expensive. The following list allows Cheff supporters a chance to contribute to the center in a specific way that they know will be both used and appreciated. .  If you would rather contribute towards the purchase of a specific item, simply click on the "make a donation" tab and specify where you would like your donation to go. As always, every little bit helps and we much appreciate your generosity!

• Barn Cats:
o Friskies Cat Food (canned and/or dry)

• Office Supplies:
o Post It Notes
o Glue Sticks
o Power Strips
o Heavy Duty Extension Cords
o Duct Tape
o Masking Tape
o White Board Markers
o White Board Cleaner
o Gift Cards (Sams Club, Staples, Meijer, etc)

• Classroom:
o Any Craft Supplies for our Students
o LED Light Bulbs
o Coffee
o Hot Chocolate
o Disposable Coffee Cups

• Cleaning:
o Muck Shovels (Plastic if possible/metal ones wear down fast)
o Manure Forks
o Witches Brooms
o Wheelbarrows
o Weed Wacker String
o Clorox/Lysol Wipes
o Bleach
o Murphy's Oil Soap
o Simple Green
o Window Cleaner (spray can kind is preferable)
o Toilet Bowl Cleaner
o Laundry Detergent
o Toilet Paper
o Hand Soap
o Lysol Spray
o Lysol Floor Cleaner
o Water Proofing Spray

• Horses:
* Medicated Shampoo
* Fly Spray
* Fly Masks
* Fly Sheets (78, 80)
* Leather English Headstalls (horse Sz)
* Pitch Forks
* Horse Treats
* Dewormer
* Back on Trac English & Western Pads
* Bell Boots
*Paddle Brushes (for manes/tails)
* Wide Tree All-Purpose or Dressage Saddles
* Wide Tree Western Synthetic Saddles
* Back on Trac Therapeutic Horse Sheet (sz 80)
* Metal Manure Shovels
* Mouthwash
* Bleach
* Leather Cleaner

• Tack:
o Western Pads (any size; square or rounded)
o Pony Sized Western Pads (rounded for our short backed horses)
o Half Pads with Shim Pockets
o Memory Foam (we cut it to make saddle pads!)

• Services:
o We recently adopted the idea of donating time/services to the Center. If you are a licensed plumber, an electrician, clean carpets, etc. you can donate hours of service as well.

• Monetary:
o We also accept monetary donations for several different funds:
 Horse Care – to help keep our horses happy and healthy we can always use money for the farrier, veterinarian, chiropractor, dentist, medication, supplements, feed, etc.
 Tack – we are currently looking to replace about ten of our older worn out saddles.
 Riding Lessons – $45 pays for one client to ride for one week.
 Volunteers – to help cover the costs of volunteer trainings, orientations, and workshops.

Cheff News

Testimonial Tuesday: Meet Natalie

Everyone who comes to Cheff has a unique experience that oftentimes has far reaching effects.  Today, we'd like to highlight Natalie. 

Natalie is currently our youngest client at the Cheff Center- begining her journey at only 14 months.  Click the link below to read her mom's thoughts on the experience. 

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Birthday Blessings

Since 2005, volunteer extraordinaire Kathy Keelan Pew, has donated her birthday to the Cheff (Ride-a-Thon) - to the tune of nearly $15,000 ($2,475 in 2016 alone!)
Each year, Kathy requests that if her friends and family wish to do something for her in honor of her birthday, that they support her in our Ride-A-Thon.

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What People Are Saying

Taylor's autism sometimes isolates her from activities that her peers participate in. The Cheff Center has made friendships possible.
- Cheff Parent

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