Medford 2 Medford: A Virtual Run Across America

Join Us On A Virtual Race

Run, Walk, or Bike Across America Raising Funds for Touchstone Farm!

June 11th – August 29th

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Medford2Medford

TheMississippi2Medford

Massachusetts2Medford

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The Medford2Medford: Run Across America. Participants can register as part of a team or individually to virtually run/walk/bike their way across the country.

There will be three distance challenges:

  • Medford2Medford: Run Across America (3452 miles solo or with a team of up to 20 members)
  • TheMississippi2Medford: The Eastern States (1258 miles solo or with a team of up to 10 members)
  • Massachusetts2Medford: The Home Stretch (142 miles solo or with a team of up to 5 members)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RACE INFO

Why a virtual road race?  We are in need of some FUN, SUNSHINE, & NOT STAYING AT HOME!!!  We thought YOU ALL might like to join in the fun too!  The best is we are ALL helping a fantastic cause Touchstone Farm!

We sure hope that you will be joining us on our trek across America!

         

Please join Touchstone Farm as we Race Across America! 

At Touchstone Farm, we are passionate about providing opportunities that positively change lives through partnerships with horses and ponies for people of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  Your participation truly matters and will help to ensure that we are able to positively impact our community!

Through Race Roster, participants will have the choice of registering for one of two race packs:

  • The Starter Pack only $35 includes the following items:
    • Official race bib
    • Full access to our mapping and tracking platform
    • An invitation to a participant-only Facebook group
    • A finisher postcard
  • The Premier Pack such a deal at $60 includes the following items:
    • Official race bib
    • Full access to our mapping and tracking platform
    • An invitation to a participant-only Facebook group
    • An exclusive finisher’s medal
    • A multi-functional neck gaiter
    • A copy of Dave McGillivray’s illustrated children’s book, Running Across America

Thank You, So Very Much! For Our BEST NH Gives EVER!

  Our goal for NH Gives was $5,000…   We have now passed $6,500!!!

Your generous support will directly impact our ability to improve the lives of those challenged with disabilities, grief, and traumatic events, including the COVID19 pandemic.

With sincere gratitude, Thank You, from the very bottom of all our hearts!

Thank you for Sharing, Giving, and Helping Us All To Heal!!!

THANK YOU FOR GIVING!!!!

May 5th, 2020!

#GivingTuesdayNOW

A Global Day of Unity and Giving

#GivingTuesdayNOW is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 for everyone around the world to stand together, to give back, to help, and to heal even while practicing physical distancing. Your generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad.

In a time where COVID-19 is widespread, we have supported the movement of flattening the curve and have done so by temporarily cancelling our lesson programs and partnerships in order to keep our guests and staff at home as much as possible. Of course, we still have all of our amazing four-legged friends to feed and care for, and without the additional incoming revenue, we are in need of help. 

Please help Touchstone Farm for GivingTuesdayNOW with your $5 donation, your 5 friends challenge, or both!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE     

Thank you for your support. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your action and your positivity in such a trying time. And most of all, thank you for taking care of yourself and others in this unprecedented time.

At Touchstone Farm, we are passionate about providing opportunities that positively change lives through partnerships with horses and ponies for people of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  Your participation truly matters and will help to ensure that we are able to positively impact our community!

Wishing you all health, safety, and gratitude!

This new day of giving is organized by GivingTuesday, and is being held in addition to the annually scheduled GivingTuesday event that kicks off the Holiday Season on December 1, 2020.


Thank You To All Who Braved The Cold To Join Us At The Woodbound Inn!

     

Join Us at The Woodbound Inn to Benefit Touchstone Farm!

     

Bring your family, Bring your friends, Bring your co-workers!

Delicious Food, Fun Atmosphere, and best yet… a portion of proceeds will benefit Touchstone Farm!

Mark Your Calendars…

When:  January 15th from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where:  The Woodbound Inn   247 Woodbound Rd Rindge NH 03461

Cost:  $14.00 per person  – Enjoy the best buffet in the region!

Menu:  Beef Vegetable Soup, Garden Salad, Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Garlic-Herb Green Beens,

Sausage Stuffed Pork Chops, and Country Fried Chicken

* Reservations are recommended, but not required!  (603) 532-8341

** You MUST show the coupon above at the door for Touchstone Farm to receive the buffet proceeds donation.  Thank You!

We sure hope to see you for dinner at The Woodbound Inn on January 15th!

However, if you have other plans… you can still donate to help Touchstone Farm! CLICK HERE TO DONATE

At Touchstone Farm, we are passionate about providing opportunities that positively change lives through partnerships with horses and ponies for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds!  Your participation truly matters and will help to ensure that we are able to positively impact our community for generations to come!


Thank You DRAFT Sports Bar & NH Games of Chance For Donating over $1,300.!

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Award Winning Homemade Pub Food… Plus 24 Beers on Tap!

Oct 14th – Oct 23rd and their “Games of Chance” proceeds will feature Touchstone Farm as the NonProfit of the week!

Bring friends, have dinner, watch football, and maybe win at BlackJack!

Either way Touchstone Farm wins with % of proceeds as a donation from State of NH!

Draft Sports Bar

67 S Main Street

Concord NH 03301

TSF Horse Shows from 2018!

Your donations directly help us do our work.  Your dollars are wisely spent by a committed board and a professional staff.  Your generosity stretches far on a farm.  People benefit in ways, big and small, thanks to YOU.  On behalf of these people, and many more who would like to come to the farm, we respectfully ask you to consider making a meaningful gift to the Touchstone Farm today. Your tax deductible donation could make all the difference in someone’s life tomorrow.

Horse Power

Imagine….

You are a father whose only son is born with severe sensory integration issues, speech difficulties, visual impairments and physical limitations. You have tried all the usual therapies but not much seems to make a difference.  One day your son tries to drive a horse on a little farm down the road.  His eyes light up. A smile breaks across his face.  Attention focuses.  Imagine years later, watching the young man your son has become as he drives his horse in a demo at Equine Affaire to the delight of the audience.

You are a frail little girl with severe cerebral palsy and bound to a wheelchair to feel the slightest of movement.  You need a computer to convey the simplest of thoughts.  You always have to look up at your Mom.  Your vista is limited.  Imagine the pure thrill of being on a willing horse and feeling those four strong legs carrying you…moving for you.  No wonder you love looking down upon your teacher and side walker.  No wonder you tell your Mom “Wow, I can see the whole world from up here!”

You are a therapist.  You have worked hard to learn how to help your clients.  Day after day you struggle with tough boys who swear and hit and kick and get angry.  You try this technique and that approach to help them through their struggle and to a happier place.  Words seem to fail.  Theories fall short.  Imagine your amazement as you witness these same adolescents gently brush their horse, carefully place the saddle in  just the right spot, listen attentively to the instructor as she teaches how to competently trot around the riding ring as a group.

You are a single parent. You worry that you have failed your daughter. She has had to grow up too fast and seen too much.  You want to help her feel joy and confidence and success again.  It takes real courage to leave her at camp for two weeks with people you have only just met and at a farm with so many big horses.  Imagine your relief and pride when you see her riding with glee, her head held high and a beaming smile on her face.

You are a soldier returning from a distant, dry and desert land.  You have seen terrible things.  Your back always hurts. Noises, crowds, decisions, even grocery shopping, terrify you.  You miss playing with your kids and laughing with your wife. It is so much easier to stay in the cellar, on the couch, in the dark, alone.   Imagine coming to a farm and finding peace.  Being connected again, finally.  Being in the sunlight and fresh air.  Being with people who care and understand.  A peaceful night’s sleep, a home cooked meal and a horse all are most welcome relief. You feel happy.

You are a nurse in a large rehab hospital. Your patient is 25 years old, a female who sustained a head injury in a car accident in college.  You try every treatment method you know to engage her in her own recovery.  The lab tests show she should be able to begin to walk and talk again.  She shows no will to try. Enter Gruffy, a great big horse with a very gentle soul.  Imagine your amazement when out of the blue, she says “Gruffy, he happens on Thursday.”  Imagine your delight when Martha speaks full sentences and takes those first steps out of her wheelchair and towards Gruffy.

Miracles like this happen at Touchstone Farm.  Day after day, year after year, the healing power of the horse and the peaceful setting of the farm with its clean country air are magic medicine for young and old, rich and poor, civilians and warriors.

However….imagine what this magic costs in dollars and cents, in hay and grain, human hands, insurance and electricity, saddles and wheelbarrows, horse shoes and fresh vegetables, laundry and computers. This is why we need you, our loyal and generous donors, to open your hearts and wallets so that these life granting miracles can keep happening week after week at Touchstone Farm.