Service Project: Make and deliver horse cookies to a horse rescue organization
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cost: $24 ($4 for carrots, $10 for oats and $10 for molasses)
Duration: 1 hour (this does not include the time to deliver the cookies)
Lesson(s) learned: Assist with the care of ailing animals
How we did it:
My daughter’s school recently learned about a wonderful non-profit, virtually in our backyard, called All About Equine. The core objectives of All About Equine Animal Rescue are to; “rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines; to provide animals with food, shelter, care and handling; and veterinary care, as needed; to utilize a strategic process for matching healthy, rehabilitated animals with compatible, loving, and permanent adoptive homes; to provide long term care for unadoptable animals; and to educate the community about abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and/or slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines (About).”
After learning about All About Equine, Addie and her peers had fun making cookies for the horses. Yes, you read that correctly. They are called Horse Cookies! Hey, horses like treats, too! These “cookies” are not your typical chocolate chip or sugar cookies. These are cookies made with yummy, healthy ingredients that can be frozen and then thawed when you’re ready to feed them to a lucky horse.