On Monday, June 3, the North Shore Horse Rescue, a non-profit founded in 2002 and located in Baiting Hollow, received a surprise donation amounting to nearly $1000.
Chris Court, Manorville resident and director of special events at Hospice Care Network, was simply looking to volunteer at an animal shelter when she stumbled upon North Shore Horse Rescue in a Google search. She then realized how close the organization was to her home, discovered its story, and fell in love.
Court arrived on March 30 for a 90-minute, personalized tour of the grounds. She met the rescue animals, learned about the company’s wish list, and met the owners Laurel Palermo and Tom Renzetti. As an equine lover, she immediately wanted to help in any way she could.
“My initial thought was to begin a campaign at my office and about 10 employees participated during a two-month period,” Court said. She realized she could do even better by reaching out to her inner circle. That’s when it all took off. With such positive feedback, she was able to get donations from 25 people.
From the beginning of April to the end of May, Court successfully raised more than $700 in food and a total campaign totaling $980. The campaign was appropriately named Sapphire, after Court’s rescue dog.
Visit www.northshorehorserescue.org to learn more.