Equi-Librium Therapy Center Volunteer Spotlight

Ashley Sharp, Volunteer Coordinator

At Equi-Librium Therapy Center, we are grateful for the time and effort our 200+ volunteers put in and love to praise their hard work. For Spring sessions, we are excited to welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Sharp! 

We sat down with Ashley to learn about her and how she found ETC! 

"The joy they have on their faces is what makes all your problems from the day fade away."

"The joy they have on their faces is what makes all your problems from the day fade away."

How did you find out about ETC? 

- I found out about ETC through Pre-Occupational Therapy Club at MSU. One of the members talked about her internship here, and I instantly knew this was the place I needed to be.

What is the favorite part about being out at ETC?

- My favorite part about being at ETC is definitely the kids! When they come in and you see the excitement on their faces when they see the horses. The joy they have is what makes all your problems from the day fade away.

Tell us about college. Major, year, career aspirations?

- Currently I am a senior at Missouri State University. I will be graduating in May with a degree in Exercise and Movement Science. I will be continuing my education to become an Occupational Therapist. I hope to work with children with disabilities and patients with neural trauma.

If you were an animal what would you be?

- If I was an animal I would a dog, specifically an english bulldog.  This is because my english bulldog gets to play, eat, and sleep all day with no worries in the world. He is also spoiled rotten and adorable, so I think his life would be pretty great!

Thank you Ashley for all your hard work!

To learn more about how to volunteer at ETC, call our office at 417-342-7017 or click on the "VOLUNTEER" tab above. 

 

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

ETC Receives Community Support through Grants and Donations

       Equi-librium Therapy Center couldn't be more grateful for the immense support of the local community. Through both grants and donations, ETC received $22,870 to be used for different projects and needs that will help better our therapies and in turn help our clients get the most out of their experience. 

     The Stanley and Elaine Ball Foundation Grant presented by Central Trust Company granted ETC $21,370. These funds will be utilized for the construction of a handicapped-accessible restroom. This in-facility restroom will be built off of our arena so restroom breaks will no longer take a large amount of the client's therapy time. Previously, clients would have to go to the ETC administrative building located about 155 yards away and a majority of the time this involved loading the client into a vehicle. 

     Finley River Community Foundation presented ETC with a grant of $500 for the use of purchasing therapy equipment. This equipment will include therapy equipment, props and sensory toys that will be used during sessions for exercises and stretches to help engage the client.

     Nixa Community Foundation of the Ozarks also presented ETC with a grant of $500 for the use of purchasing the rest of the therapy equipment needed. With both grants, ETC will be able to purchase a majority of the equipment needed as these needs total to over $2,700. 

     The Bank of Missouri chosen ETC as the Annual Christmas Charity to receive a gracious $500 donation. 

     "Thank you to each organization for the funds given so we may replace outdated equipment with new and updated therapy equipment," says Executive Director, Kent Crumpley. 

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY for our Local Businesses!

Meet one of our riders, Monte! He is riding his favorite horse Major! 

Meet one of our riders, Monte! He is riding his favorite horse Major! 

Is your business looking for advertising and wanting to support the community? You can do both with ETC's first ever Sponsorship Program! Through the different levels of sponsorships, your businesses will be able to hang their banner up in our arena along with other advertising perks such as an ad on our social media sites and/or your company logo on our website as a corporate sponsor.  Your banner will get exposure to our volunteers, clients, families, and staff. Your business can take pride in the fact that your sponsorship will help support ETC equipment needs, upkeep for our therapy horses, or even sponsor a child's, like Monte's, 8-week session to help their family! For sponsorship levels click here. For more information contact the ETC office 417-830-1409.

THANK YOU to our local businesses and we appreciate your support. 

Posted on October 17, 2016 .