We are funded primarily by donations. If you would like to become a donor or would like information about Planned Giving, please contact us! Donations can vary from monetary gifts to material donations.
We firmly believe in the value and power of prayer. Please consider partnering with us through praying regularly for our ministry, our children, our team, and our communities.
Volunteers are the hands and feet of Joy Ranch! In 2021, our volunteers generously invested in Joy Ranch approximately $198,695 in labor! We have places for a wide range of skills, from organizational work to construction and landscaping.
Volunteer Information - Drop us a note to let us know you're interested!
Request a Speaker!
We would love to share our story, our ministry, and our ongoing plans for development with you! A Joy Ranch team member will be glad to come to your church, class, civic organization or agency to share our vision of the Joy Ranch mission and provide details of the services we provide to our community. Contact email@example.com to inquire about more information and to schedule a date!
Our needs come in many shapes and sizes! Joy Ranch can receive real estate, vehicles, farm equipment, jewelry, and other valuables as gifts to the ministry, as well as cottage supplies. Call us at 276-236-5578 to learn more about donating non-monetary gifts.
A planned gift helps to ensure the future of services and programs we provide for many years to come. Planned gifts include gifts through your will, charitable gift annuities, pooled income funds, and charitable trusts. Contact your financial advisor or personal lawyer, or you can call us at 276-236-5578 for a financial planner recommendation.
Sponsor A Cottage
Help supply our cottages with the necessary items to raise 8 kids! From cleaning supplies and toiletries to peanut butter and tortilla chips, there are many ways to help stock a cottage. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on what our cottages currently need!
Other Ways to Get Involved
Bequest – Many of our supporters make charitable gifts by naming Joy Ranch as a beneficiary in their wills. Please contact your personal lawyer on how to do this.
Gift of Life Insurance – Some of our supporters no longer need their life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members, and donate the policy to Joy Ranch. Contact your Life Insurance Company to change your beneficiary.
Pooled Income Fund – Your gift of money, marketable securities, or both may be invested together with similar gifts from other supporters. See your personal financial advisor or contact Joy Ranch at 276-236-5578 for a financial advisor recommendation
Charitable Lead Trust – Individuals with very large estates can use a charitable lead trust to benefit Joy Ranch and pass principal to family members with little or no tax penalty. See your personal financial advisor or contact Joy Ranch at 276-236-5578 for a financial advisor recommendation.
Birthday Fundraisers – If your birthday is coming and you’d like to celebrate by doing a fundraiser for Joy Ranch, we would love to help (as well as we’d greatly appreciate it)! Read more about it here!
Interviews With Our Residents
What is your favorite food? Cheesy pizza pasta What is your least favorite food? Squash, specifically yellow squash. The texture is slimy and blah! What is your favorite game? Pokémon (the video game) What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal...
What is your favorite food? Steak What is your least favorite food? Rice. I don’t like the texture. It’s ugh! What is your favorite game? Sorry! What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal on the Ranch? A horse. On the Ranch, my favorite animal is...
What is your favorite food? Ms. Michelle’s or Ms. Paula’s homemade Hamburger Helper What is your least favorite food? Raw or barely cooked broccoli What is your favorite game? Minecraft What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal on the Ranch? Dragons...
What is your favorite food? “Pizza – pepperoni.” What is your least favorite food? “Vegetables. If I have to pick one I don’t like the most, I really don’t like cabbage.” What is your favorite game? “Fortnite.” What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite...
After taking a break on our blog for the holidays, we are back to our kid interview series. So without further ado, meet Cheyenne, our fun-loving silly girl, who regularly makes us smile. What is your favorite food?Chinese food. It was the place my mom took me for my...
We’re continuing the interviews with our children at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Danny, our sweet-loving kiddo who brings joy to everyone he meets. What is your favorite food? “Chicken nuggets! But I don’t eat the chicken nuggets at school because...
What is your favorite food? Alfredo! (Fettuccine) What is your least favorite food? Mushrooms! How do you know if a mushroom is poisonous or not? What is your favorite game? Apples to Apples What is your favorite animal?...
We're continuing our interviews with our kiddos at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Edith, our fun-loving teen who lights up a room when she smiles. What is your favorite food? “Steak! I love both steak and ribs, but if I have to pick steak is my...
We have some awesome kiddos at Joy Ranch. It is our privilege to walk alongside and help them heal, grow, and mature into the amazing people God created them to be. You know them through the photos we share, but we’d like to introduce them to you individually over the...