Welcome to Haven Acres!
We are a faith- based youth ranch set up to help mentor youth that need some extra support in the Twin Cities area. The first week of June 2013 we obtained a conditional use permit from the City of Burnsville, MN which was one of our first big hurdles! Then we received our 501 (c) 3 status from the IRS in June 2014. We have had many volunteers assist with the activities on the ranch: caring for the animals, exercising horses, obtaining and stacking hay, building fences and other structures, helping with general upkeep and responsibilities on the property. We could not do this on our own and are greatly appreciative of all who have donated items and time to further this cause. We are literally moving in the miraculous!
Every so often, we will post some needs on here that we have for Haven Acres. We have found that some people like to have something specific to donate towards. Here are a couple of items for consideration:
1. Hay Hut-$695/each or $675/each for two or more. (We could use 3 of them but even one would be great right now.)These would save us a lot of work. We could buy round bales and the hay would be able to be left out for the horses and protected from the rain. Right now we are stuffing 36-40 hay bags per day which involves an hour or two of work daily depending on how many people are working together on it.
2. Additional horse shelter- We need to build an additional shelter with 2 stalls. We will use the most cost effective means and use almost entirely volunteer labor. It will probably run about $6000 for a 10x30 structure.
3. We have one more spot for a TRAINED, rideable horse with no vices in our program. If anyone knows of anyone who would like to donate a horse, please let me know. Or, if you'd like to contribute toward the purchase of one, please let me know. It generally costs $1000-1500 to get a good, solid horse.
I don't know if any of these things strike a cord with any of you, but if you feel prompted to donate to any of these causes or if you'd like to sponsor one of our horses monthly, please message us or email us at email@example.com
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2604 Loop Rd N
Burnsville, MN 55306
Jason and Jenifer Heath
By appointment only.