November 2023 Update

As many tend to do leading up to Thanksgiving day, we aimed to intentionally focus on gratitude during the month of November. There is much to be thankful for!

We are thankful for each and every person who pours into Renew and makes it such a beautiful, restorative, healing place. We’re thankful for the students and families who teach us so much about life, perseverance, patience, and joy. We’re thankful for the hundreds of volunteers that give countless hours of their time and spread joy and encouragement to all of us. We’re thankful for the generous business community and donors that give selflessly to support the farm and herd. We’re thankful for a dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable board of directors.

Session 6 of therapeutic riding lessons is winding down and wraps up another great year of learning and growing. There will be some special programming options, including Silver Belles, Hug A Horse, and Family & Friends lessons during the final weeks of the year.

Thank you Renew family for another amazing session!

What a tremendous day of giving! Your generosity during Giving Tuesday will go far in ensuring that everyone who needs the benefits of equine assisted services will have access regardless of financial ability.

We had a lofty goal and, with money continuing to come in, you have raised over $9,000!

You make the mission possible and we are so grateful.

Thank you to Katie and Mary for coordinating Renew’s entry in the Parade of Lights. And thank you to everyone who participated – it was a fun, magical, and chilly evening. Specials thanks, too, go to Barber Ford for providing a last minute tow vehicle for Renew’s float.

Energy Audits Provide Unique Benefits

If you’re aiming to lower your home’s energy bills you may be interested in signing up for a free in-home energy audit through the City of Holland’s new initiative called the Home Energy & Education Rebate program. Schedule your free in-home energy audit and choose Renew TRC as your education partner, and a representative will come to your home to provide valuable tips to improve efficiency and offer free energy saving freebies…plus Renew will receive a generous donation for each visit scheduled.

Check out the link below for more information on this initiative and to schedule your free home visit today.

“Holland Energy Fund’s Home Energy Education & Rebate Program is a City of Holland initiative that makes it easy for all homeowners, renters and landlords to reduce their energy use and utility bills while increasing the value of their homes. After completing the FREE 60-90 minute at-home Home Energy 101 session, participants will receive FREE energy saving supplies in the mail that they can use to start saving energy.

Participants who complete Home Energy 101 may also apply for a HEF rebate to fund more in-depth energy efficiency projects.”

Staff Spotlight: Kayla Tuinenga

Some of the staff members at Renew you may have known for years, and others you might only know by name. To help you get to know the staff a bit better, each month we will be featuring a staff member in our Staff Spotlight. This month’s spotlight is Instructor extraordinaire, Kayla Tuinenga.

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