There are many ways you can get involved with us here on the farm! Whether it’s coming to participate in one of our events, volunteering, or donating, all of these and more help to keep our non-profit up and running! Here’s a list of what you can do to help!
Buy some of our natural produce when you visit.
Volunteer to help us with a project(s).
Like, Share, or Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter!
Make plans to visit us on the farm!
Attend one of our many events!
Host a fundraiser for Downs On The Farm.
Currently on the farm we’re harvesting fresh, naturally produced honey and fruits, as well as organic fed, free range, chicken eggs! Pricing will soon be posted. If you’re interested in purchasing some of our natural produce, contact us.
We’re always looking for those willing to help! We might not need you right away, but we most likely have an upcoming event or project that we could use your assistance with! If you love working with kids and animals we need you! Keep up on our blog posts for upcoming events you may want to participate in, and if you do please contact us.
Make Plans to Visit
We do daily visits, group visits, and we’ll even host your special occasion! When you pay to come see us you’re supporting the great things we do here! Some of these great things include, but are not limited to, caring for our animals, providing low cost animal assisted activities to special needs children, hosting great events in the community, and adding fun additions to the farm for kids, like the playground. To find more information on activities, pricing, as well as booking your visit click here or contact us.
Attend An Event
Currently, with the lack of funding we have not yet been able to have our “grand re-opening” here in Ohio. The picture to the right is from our Annual Barnyard BBQ we held in Colorado, which as of late is not very annual anymore. Please help us change this by contributing to our cause! When we announce an event you can find it on our facebook page, on our blog or events page, as well as announced on our home page.
Host A Fundraiser
This is what you can do to help.
So how do you get started?
Get a group to support you and become volunteers.(Some with experience)
**Open a Bank account (Depends on How much you plan on raising as well as how you’re doing it.)
Brainstorm what the event is going to be
Contact us. We’ll help as much as well can as well as keep you in contact with a board member or the director.
Pick a location and tour it to make sure you have enough room. (map it out)
Determine a date and time. Make sure the majority of your volunteers are capable of volunteering, you have enough time to plan/organize, and your location is available for that day.
What kind of payment will you accept for what you are doing?
Free Admission or Tickets?(Pre-Sell online?)
Advertise! Social Media is a great way to get the word out! And it’s FREE!
Make Flyers for the Event. We do have a Web & Graphic Designer that works free of charge for DOTF so please get in touch if you would like professional flyers.
Make sure you have plenty of cash/change, a lock box, and someone extremely trustworthy running the locked cash drawer.
Start the event!
Clean up after. Make sure you keep all receipts so you can take money to pay for your expenses.
After paying for expenses, any remaining money can be delivered to Downs On The Farm or put into a bank account and transferred through Paypal.
Anyone who uses our organization name unauthorized to raise money will be prosecuted. We do not take kindly to those who wish to dishonestly “fundraise”.