Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Ladybug Shop has partnered with "Riley's Place". We will be donating 15% of every order, not including shipping, that mentions "Riley's Place" in the note section of their order. Also, please feel free to go to and make your own donation.

Just a little background
Riley’s Place was founded in 2009 by a group of caring people from the local community in honor of a young lady named Riley Church who, in 2006, at the age of 14, died of brain cancer after a two-year battle. Riley’s love of nature and all animals - especially cats, dogs, horses, lambs and goats - shaped her joyful and compassionate spirit. When Riley was no longer able to ride horses and spend time with other animals, a group of friends brought a miniature horse to visit her at home. The visit brought joy, fun and a welcomed respite to Riley, her family and friends. This visit became the inspiration for Riley’s Place and the programs that would bring the same benefits to other children in need.

Their on-site and off-site programs are free of charge. Their mission is to serve children with chronic or life-threatening illness, children who are homeless, who have special needs, or who need opportunities to experience and appreciate the healthful benefits of interacting with animals and nature.

Where is Riley's Place?
A wonderful home for Riley’s Place was found in 2009. As a result, Riley’s Place is nestled within the grounds of the renowned National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT), easily accessible from HWY 280 and Woodside Road. This is the perfect location for our beautiful and comfortable little barn which is a safe and welcoming home for our animals and a year-round haven for visitors to enjoy them. Our Serenity Garden offers a relaxing fountain and bench for enjoying and appreciating nature. To arrange for a tour please call or email Wendy Mattes, Executive Director, Riley's Place: 650.703.5199.

Here at the Ladybug Shop, we are trying to look for organizations that are doing good work, need a little help and are willing to work with us to build a GREAT partnership. We've found that in "Riley's Place". Won't you join us and give them your support!

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