February 2017 Newsletter

Barn Buzz   Newsletter
February 2017
In This Issue...
Field of Dreams'
Wish List
* Paper towels
* Tissues
* Bottles of water
* Soft peppermints
* Shosheen type product
* Purina Cat Chow Naturals
* Breakaway Halters
* J&R Feeds gift cards
* Amazon gift cards
* Farm & Fleet gift cards
* Used Tack
Interested in making a contribution from
 our wishlist?
Contact us today at:
All donations are 
tax deductible-
Thank you for 
supporting our cause!
The Tastefully Simple store is always open!
Visit Kim's website anytime and choose
Field of Dreams as your party host. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase goes to the care of our rescue horses.




  Did you know? 
 When you shop on Amazon Smile and select Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption as your charity of choice, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to our organization
Every time you shop at any of the 1600+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Field of Dreams. It's a free service, and you'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive's repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. Create your free iGive account and start iGiving today 
Rescue of the Month- Iggy
Iggy is our sweet 14.2 hh Paso Fino who loves attention! This great little horse is looking for his forever home and would make a great mount for a intermediate child or small adult looking to do trails and/or pleasure riding.  Iggy is a gaited horse that makes for a very smooth ride! Please help us find a great home for Iggy!



Dinner & Magic for a Cause
On Sunday evening, over 60 Field of Dreams supporters enjoyed an evening of dinner and magic at Villa Verone Restaurant.  Located in Geneva, the restaurant serves authentic Italian food in a charming atmosphere.  Villa Verone generously donated a delicious Italian dinner buffet and afterwards our guests were entertained by Tony Venetico, a local magician.  Tony performed many amazing tricks and kept us all laughing during his magic show.  Field of Dreams is extremely grateful to everyone who came to support us and to Villa Verone for their generosity. 

A Challenge and Call to Action 
Thank you for reading Barn Buzz and your continued loyal support of Field of Dreams. 
Hopefully everyone is getting excited about the 2017 Mane Event, this year on Saturday, April 29th at 6:30pm.
We continually innovate to make FOD's premier fund raising event for the year fresh, exciting, and with individual fundraising items at the event that are both attractive and successful.
We already have great items within both the Silent and Live Auctions, but are looking for a few more to be auctioned in the exciting Live Auction segment.
Everyone has great ideas and knows others in their worlds- family, neighbors, work, social groups, that most likely have experiences or valuable items they may like to offer at a Not-for-Profit fundraiser. The donor receives a tax deductible donation for its use. The recipient, FOD, gets a really cool item to auction and raise the needed funds for the horses.  The auction purchaser gets a nice trip, or experience, or item that they want.
Please search your worlds for trips: weekends at a lake house, a condo vacation someplace outside Chicago, an all-day boat excursion, great sports or concert tickets, a Chicago sports team jersey, for example and bring the donation commitment to FOD.
The FOD Board will choose the two best donated items and those donors will each receive two tickets to the Mane Event and the eternal gratitude of the horses for being an integral part of raising funds for their support.

Thrivent Choice 
Thrivent Choice, the member-advised charitable grant program from Thrivent Financial, continues to be a welcome funding source for nonprofit organizations nationwide. The Thrivent Choice program offers a way for eligible members to recommend the distribution of some of its charitable grant funds each year. Field of Dreams is an approved eligible nonprofit organization as part of this program! If you are an eligible Thrivent member, you likely are aware of this easy, convenient way to help make a difference for organizations you care about. Thank you to the Thrivent Choice members who directed $729 to our organization last year. Please consider directing your Choice Dollars to Field of Dreams and thank you for your support! 

Volunteer News 
Congratulations to volunteers Cat G and Kris K- January and February's punch card winners! Each will receive a $10 gift card to Panera Bread. Thank you for giving your time to help our horses! 
Please join us in welcoming our newest volunteer to the team- Emily P.
Welcome To The Barn!
Interested in joining our  team???
Our next volunteer orientation will be held Monday February 6 at 4:30pm.
* If you are interested in attending, email us at [email protected]
* For more information about our volunteer program, Visit Our Website

Upcoming Events
Silver Spur Valentine's Dinner
Saturday- February 11, 2017
Maple Park, IL 
$6 each: 1-1/2 inch applewood smoked bone-in chops
Bring an appetizer, side, or dessert to pass. 
Place order with Saloon bartender. Order deadline: 2/5/17
Mane Event 2017- Wine, Dine and Equine 
Saturday- April 29th, 2017
St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
West Chicago, IL 
$75 adult/ $40 under 18
Ticket information coming soon
FOD Garage Sale
Thursday through Saturday - 5/11-5/13/2017
Start setting aside item donations now!
*More details coming soon*
Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption, P.O. Box 61, St. Charles, IL 60174
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