We Contribute to Our Community
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
One person can change the world. One action that inspires, one kind word that encourages, one donation that provides an opportunity, can alter the course of someone’s life, who can in-turn change the lives of others.
I believe in giving back to my community, both locally and globally. I’m a life-long volunteer and have volunteered with non-profit, charitable organizations around the world.
I started Mia Terra Retreats, in part, to help adults nurture their dreams, so it’s fitting to extend our efforts into the larger community to help kids dream big, too.
Since 2010, I’ve been on the Board of Directors of Dusty’s Riders. I began as a program volunteer with them several years prior to that.
Dusty’s Riders is a Los Angeles area 501(c)(3) public charity, founded in 2000 by Jessica (Crawford) Hight and Sarah (Crawford) Williams to help at-risk kids look beyond their current surroundings and open their minds to dream for a better future.
Dusty’s Riders is a 100% volunteer organization. No one gets paid. But it does take money to put kids in saddles and to stable and care for the two program horses, Dusty and Luke.
Please consider donating to Dusty’s Riders.
Only $25 puts a kid in a saddle. You have the power to change that kid’s life.
Give an at-risk child a new dream and memories that will last a lifetime, while they learn the joy, confidence and love a horse can bring.
Thank you in advance for your donation and thank you for being part of the Mia Terra community!
What does Dusty’s Riders do?
Through interactions with horses and nature, Dusty’s Riders inspires at-risk children, ages 7-17, to define and live a dream.
The program takes children out of their present environment and exposes them to opportunities for personal growth, to build self-esteem and self-awareness.
Saturday outings consist of two hours of hands-on time with the program namesake, Dusty, a loving and patient Appaloosa, and Luke, an equally loving and patient Quarter Horse/ Thoroughbred mix, followed by a trail ride through Griffith Park.