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Jenny McCarthy Tweets Support for Plainfield's Ready Set Ride

Jenny McCarthy urged her Twitter followers to support the therapeutic riding stable. Credit: File photo
Jenny McCarthy urged her Twitter followers to support the therapeutic riding stable. Credit: File photo
After creating a bit of a stir with a seemingly innocent Tweet last week, Jenny McCarthy put the social network to good use on Sunday by including a Plainfield organization in her weekly charity pitch.

Using the #CharitySunday hashtag, McCarthy urged her more than one million followers to donate to a GoFundMe campaign for Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility.

The Plainfield barn, located at 13056 Essington Rd. in Plainfield between 127th and 135th streets, uses horseback riding services to assist children with special needs and terminal illnesses.

Children as young as age 3 come from all over Chicagoland to participate in therapeutic riding activities at the barn.

Now, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help the non-profit.

On March 16, McCarthy made Ready Set Ride the second of three charities she promoted via Twitter.

The online fundraiser explains what the tax-deductible donations mean to the barn:
  • $25.00 provides treats for horses for 1 week.
  • $35.00 provides farrier care to one horse.
  • $50.00 provides one child helmet.
  • $75.00 provides one horse grain for 1 month.
  • $100.00 provides bedding for one horse for one month.
  • $250.00 purchases hay for one month.
  • $500.00 provides horse shoes for 1 horse for one year.
  • $1,000.00 purchases one horse saddle.

Click here to donate to the Ready Set Ride GoFundMe campaign.

The March 16 tweet isn't Chicago native McCarthy's only local connection; her cousin, actress Melissa McCarthy, is originally from Plainfield.
Kathy rios March 21, 2014 at 09:06 AM
This kind of therapy is amazing for children in the autism spectrum. Some nonverbal children are brought out of there shell using this method. Kudos to jenny for supporting such a worthy cause!

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