Excerpted from an article by Amy Bower Doucette in The Palm Beach Post.
Brandi and Heather Milner were shocked when their trainer Holly McFall told them about three emaciated horses rescued by Equine Rescue Adoption Foundation, where she is barn manager.The sisters looked at photos of the mare and her two foals, skeletal from malnutrition, and decided they had to do something. They started selling baked goods and lemonade around their hometown of Stuart.
While most of their classmates at Redeemer Lutheran School spent their last few weeks of summer at the pool or the mall, the girls raised just over $200 for the Palm City nonprofit. The staff of ERAF was honored to accept the donation and introduce the Milners to the horses they’d worked so hard to help.
“We take lessons at Holly’s,” said Brandi, 9. “She told us she would take us to ERAF, but she never got a chance. So we looked them up online and started raising money for them.”
With help from their mom, Annmarie, and a group of friends, the girls made Rice Krispy treats, cookies and lemonade and sold them at the Stuart sandbar in the Intracoastal Waterway off Sailfish Point.
“They made $75 the first weekend,” Annmarie said.
Continue reading their story here.