CRESTVIEW — The Daisies and Brownies of Crestview Girl Scout Troop 676 donated cookie sale proceeds to Grace Rides for their latest service project.
The organization now has an extra $550 toward its mission to provide equine-assisted activities and therapies to individuals with special needs including cognitive, emotional or physical handicaps. The nonprofit has served Florida Panhandle communities since 2009.
Grace Rides, originally based out of Niceville, is working on expanding its DeFuniak Springs facility. Plans include a new barn to aid their efforts and broaden many opportunities that will extend their abilities to help those in need.
Almost 100 percent of the organization's budget goes directly to their therapeutic programs. Those who participate are encouraged to donate toward the cost of operations, but no rider is turned away due to lack of financial resources.
The Girl Scout troop visited the new facility April 10 and presented the donation to Grace Rides officials.