September 2020
Autumn is officially here in the PNW!
Autumn has officially arrived and that means our fundraiser is right around the corner! Don't forget to purchase your tickets and get your calendar marked for Saturday, October 17th from 5-8pm. We promise it will be a magical, festive evening! We have some awesome auction items lined up for our virtual auction and can't wait to share a hot cup of cocoa or cider with you as we enjoy nature and the (socially distanced and masked) company of others in our community! Check out the website below or the Facebook event page for more info!
Upcoming Events
  • Our 3rd Cohort of EAYPS wraps up their sessions on October 7th -- keep your eyes peeled for latest data reports from this session in the next newsletter

  • The 4th Cohort of EAYPS is set to start on Wednesday October 21st and will run through November 25th

  • Soldiers from the Soldier Recovery Unit at Joint-Base Lewis McChord will be joining us for The Next Mission: Warrior Horsemanship, our 6-week peer support program specifically for veterans and military personnel! We start on October 7th and are excited to get this program going again.

  • If you are interested in horsemanship, check out Healing Hearts Ranch website here for information about Kristy's upcoming Horsemanship 101 class that starts on Thursday October 15th -- hurry, slots are limited!

  • Our Candlelight Walk in the Woods fundraiser is coming up on October 17th! Don't forget to purchase your tickets and take a look at our website here.

  • Check out The HeartSparkle Players' performances on Zoom on October 16th and October 24th in collaboration with HeartStrides! They will also be performing live at our fundraiser! More details below.

  • We are planning a winter tack sale! Keep an eye out in our next newsletter and on our Facebook page for more information!
Collaboration with The HeartSparkle Players
The HeartSparkle Players are performing live at our fundraiser event next month! If you want a chance to support them (and us), please consider joining us on October 16th or 24th via Zoom!

From the HeartSparkle Players:

Dear South Sound Friends - The Heartsparkle Players are beginning our 2020-2021 Public Performance Season online! We have been learning new online skills and are eager to share them. We want to hear your stories, connect you to one another, and honor local community organizations. Registration is Required (Priority will be given to South Sound residents). Please click here to join us in October"

Spread The Word
Please connect with us on social media, like and share our content, and help us build support to give our youth, families and veterans the chance to continue on their journey of healing through horses. We are looking forward to sharing more stories of hope and healing.
Direct Donations

To donate online, please visit:
our direct PayPal link, here.

To donate by check, please mail to:
3500 85th Ln SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Direct monetary donations are specifically used to:
  • Provide hay and care for our beloved equine partners
  • Increase the number of participants we can serve by providing scholarships
  • Host after school hours for youth
Donate Through Businesses will donate 0.5% of your purchases to HeartStrides through Amazon Smile! You can do your normal shopping and support our mission at the same time! Shop our link and start supporting today:

If you shop at Fred Meyer, you can also do your regular grocery shopping and support HeartStrides at the same time. Just link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to HeartStrides with our code (TT806) and get shopping. You still keep all of your rewards, but our organization also benefits!

If you are a state employee, we are also signed up with the Combined Fund Drive -- donate today! Our WA state Charity Code is #1481074