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"Chippewa D Ranch" foundation for "Children Services"

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Diane Bowen

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Searching for a Grant to fund on going money for a Foundation for Boy & Girls "Children Services"

It took me about a year to put an idea together about in 2008 to have children from "Holy Cross" here in Saginaw, Michigan to come to the Ranch and help out with the many chores that go with owning a farm. The first time the kids came; some of them didn't know what a chicken was; one of the boys thought they were pigs! That was shocking to me. I then saw a need to teach these children (who mostley orphans) about a way a life on a Ranch.

The Ranch has been for sale. On the Ranch we raise Thoroughbreds; Registered Black Angus; chickens; have cats and dogs. We have a garden with Raspberries and ect. The kids went crazy picking them for their use. There is a pond; the kids has a blast looking for fogs and crawfish.

We have taught these kids to care for the animals. They paint fences, buildings, clean the chicken coop; pick up eggs, bake things from the eggs and vegetables, wash the farm equipment, learn how to drive the farm equipment, work with fire wood for the Ranch, etc.

I understand they beg to come to the Ranch. I have been told by the counselors that the board of directors have said this is the best thing that has happen to these kids. I understand they are acting totally different.

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