During the month of February the Kiddy Up Ranch, an equine therapy program for children and veterans with disabilities, was the charitable organization of the month at the offices of Tax Collector Mike Fasano. This non-profit therapeutic ranch uses a nationally known and respected program called Horseboy to help children with a wide range of disabilities. Additionally, Kiddy Up Ranch treats veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions related to their military service.
“Kiddy Up Ranch would like to thank our wonderful tax collectors staff and the people of our community for their fund raising efforts,” states Tammy Harting, founder & CEO of Kiddy Up Ranch. “We are so blessed to serve such a wonderful community. We are dedicated to never leaving a child behind and serving our veterans through equine therapy.”
The fundraising campaign brought in $9302.68 through the hard work of the tax collector’s staff and the generous donations of a caring community. Some members of the tax collector’s staff joined Tax Collector Mike Fasano as he delivered the check and toured Kiddy Up Ranch, which is located in the unincorporated portion of northwest New Port Richey.
“There are few organizations that truly touch your heart as does Kiddy Up Ranch,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “To see these dedicated professionals working with children with disabilities and knowing that the dollars our hard working staff raised will be put to good use, makes this program have special meaning. It was a true privilege for the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office to play a small part in helping the services provided by Kiddy Up Ranch continue to grow and flourish. This truly is an organization that touches the most vulnerable people in our community.”
For more information about Kiddy Up Ranch please contact Tammy Harting, Founder & CEO at 727-203-6595 or visit the website www.kiddyupranch.org For more information about this campaign or the charitable giving program at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, please contact Greg Giordano, Director of Customer Relations at 727-847-8179 or visit the website www.pascotaxes.com
[PHOTO OF CHECK PRESENTATION – from left to right – Tax Collector Staff Seham Elasis, BobbiJo Byrd, Clare Casey, Harriette Sorezza, Sandy Golberg, Michelle Vancuren, Tim Couet, Tax Collector Mike Fasano, Amy Polk, Brenda Jaworski, Kiddy Up Ranch Founder Tammy Harting, Alicia Albanese, Tammy Dziedzic, Brenda Taylor, Gary Joyner, Deputy Tax Collector Billy Poulos, Greg Giordano and Kiddy Up Ranch Staff]