Guardian Oak Growth by Giving Association
Located on Guardian Oak Farm near Moberly, MO, Guardian Oak Growth by Giving Association (GO) is a 501c3 with a mission to serve the healing and sanctuary needs of at-risk and under-served animals and people through therapeutic, creative, and recreational activities. Some of our main programs include equine assisted therapeutic activities, community garden, art studio, community cat/TNR program, and the horse rescue operation.
GO accepts both individual and groups of volunteers for a wide array of projects - sign up online to get involved! Some of our big projects seeking dedicated volunteers include work on the community garden and art studio, maintenance and repairs around the farm such as painting barns and fixing/installing fences, summer camp and event staffing, and ground work/riding with the horses and other resident critters. Don't let distance keep you from helping out though! We accept remote volunteers as well - everything from helping maintain this website to working on marketing, media and outreach projects are available and helpful!
Please contact us if you or your child or organization would like to participate in our programs such as volunteerism, summer camp, horseback riding lessons, horsemanship lessons, or activities in the art studio or community garden. Our offerings depend on your expressed interest and availability of volunteers to assist - we welcome parents interested in participating with their children! We are happy to present for or arrange special events, learning days or service days on the farm for your Scout Troop, 4-H club, fraternity, civic club or other organization.
As a 501(c)3 we accept tax deductible donations in any amount and have a variety of sponsorship levels through which you can support a specific horse, event, or aspect of the farm while receiving monthly updates. Visit our donation page to learn more about sponsorships, major gifts, bequests, and in-kind donations. We welcome in-kind donations both virtual and real- view our wish list for ideas that may help our programs! There are a variety of options through which you can support GO while you shop online (AmazonSmile, eBay, iGive, and more - scroll down and click on a button to learn more!).
News and Events
We manage an active Facebook page for news, events, and stories about the farm as well as current media stories connected with our mission. We love to read your comments and welcome submissions you think are relevant! "Like" our Facebook page today!