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The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CATRA is also registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations. CATRA’s EIN is 23-2381558.

We can’t do this without you

Personal Donation Options

Making a Personal Donation

As a non-profit organization, all or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor.

Become A Monthly Partner

Monthly Giving is Easy

Your monthly gift to CATRA ensures ongoing support for our riders and their therapy animals throughout the year.

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorships

If you are looking for a way to give back while gaining brand visibility and recognition, then sponsoring one of the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association events, fundraisers, or programs is the best solution for your company.

Additionally, sponsoring one of our many great events means you can involve your staff in volunteer efforts. Engage your employees in giving back and boost morale, and productivity.

Stock Donations

Your help, thoughtfulness, and generosity are always appreciated!

By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of CATRA. Your gift of stock or publicly traded securities will be valued based on the mean market price of the securities on the gift date. We will provide you with a receipt for your tax records.  Your support helps to make CATRA possible, and we thank you.

Fidelity Investments Brokerage Account number is  Z40256132

Rider Scholarship

Sponsor A Rider

There is nothing more important to CATRA than to provide safe and effective lessons and to ensure that those with financial hardship are not excluded.

CATRA is committed to providing our therapeutic programs to all who can benefit from them regardless of their ability to pay the full fee. Demand for scholarships continues to increase each year in the community.

CATRA Creatures

CATRA Creatures Great & Small

All our programs depend on the excellent care of the CATRA animals. Together we can continue to offer the animals our best efforts to keep them fed, sheltered, cared for and safe.

The goal of the 2024 CATRA Creatures Great & Small campaign is to raise and reserve $25,000 for the care of CATRA therapy animals. The campaign begins now and lasts through September.
All funds raised will be reserved and used for animal care only. Every dollar raised will purchase feed or grain, dog food, cat food, hay, veterinary care, and other necessities for the CATRA therapy animals.

Extraordinary Give

The Extraordinary Give is back on November 15!

The countdown to the 2024 Extraordinary Give is on! On November 15, 2024 donations will be accepted from 12 midnight – 11:59 PM as part of CATRA’s largest day of online giving. On that day, every dollar donated will be stretched by at least $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the event’s presenting sponsors Rodgers & Associates, High Foundation, and its generous community partners, to support the causes you care about!

Our Wish List

Your help, thoughtfulness, and generosity are always appreciated!

The following is our “CATRA Wish List.” Every gift received will be enjoyed by those who visit, ride, and/or volunteer. Your support helps to make CATRA possible, and we thank you.

  • Animal food (dry cat food, dry dog food, small cans of dog food or cat food, etc.)

    Snack items (hot chocolate, hot cider, instant coffee, sugar, non-dairy creamer, etc.)

    Paper products (tissues, paper towels, hot & cold cups, TP, garbage bags, etc.)

    Office supplies (paper, white or colored, letter-size or legal; envelopes, #10 business; postage stamps)

    Cleaning supplies (lemon Pine Sol, dish soap, etc.)

    Maintenance stuff (manure forks, scoop shovels, wide paint brushes, hoses)

Get In Touch With Our Team To Learn How You Can Help

Give us a call, email us or come by and visit.