Ways to support the rescue efforts at M & M Acres
M&M Acres is currently privately funded, solely dependent on donations and volunteers. We are in the process of acquiring a 501(c)3 non-profit status. Once our status is finalized, all contributions and donations will be tax deductible. Please continue to watch our page for updates.
Rescuing large animals is an expensive endeavor. Unlike a small animal shelter, the items we need are not as simple as newspaper or old blankets. The items needed for farm animals are larger and higher dollar. The cost of rehabbing one average weight, fairly healthy horse is approximately $400 per month. Horses that are malnourished or require extensive vet care can increase to well over $1000 in their first month here on the farm.
What items can you donate to help?
Supplies - Heavy duty scrub brushes, Dawn (only Dawn brand) dish soap, Rubbermaid bins, brooms (no dustpans necessary), cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, halters, lead ropes, blanket repair services, muckforks (plastic head), plastic play yard, and cat food.
Tools - 12g extension cords (must have lighted ends), sinking water trough heaters, zip ties, duct tape, contractor (Husky brand or similar) garbage bags, box cutters/knives, screws (various sizes), lag bolts, washers, treated posts (10' length - 4x4 or 6x6), auger, plywood (4x8', 3/4"), etc.
Improvements - We are looking to improve our facility for the summer and are looking for picnic tables and a children's swingset (preferably wooden). Tables and chairs are always appreciated.
Services - Plumbing, electrical, carpentry, handy man and tractor repair skills. We are looking for someone to build a fire pit.
Gas gift cards help to keep our tractor running and cover costs when we drive to pick up animals.
TIME: We also love when someone is able to donate their time to create an event flyer, business cards, printing and help with PR and advertising.
If you are able to make a monetary contribution, please click our PayPal link above, visit the farm or mail your contribution to the farm.
Our Favorite Vendors
We appreciate gift cards to use at our vendors for supplies, and donations can be made directly to our veterinarian to cover medical care for the animals.
Ludwigs (13205-131st St, Lemont). Gift cards here are appreciated tremendously, as this is our largest expense! All our grain and shavings are purchased here. Ludwigs is also family owned, and we love to support locally-owned businesses!
Funds for veterinary services can be mailed to: Michael Smith, DVM at 27809 S Walsh Road, Manhattan, IL 60442. Please note that your donation is to be credited to M & M Acres.