I am a 13-year old girl with a goal of making a difference in someone else's life, and I'm asking for your assistance.

Since I was 5 years old, I've held annual lemonade/cookie stands to raise money forEquestrian Connection,, a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding barn for children and adults.

My younger sister, Danielle, has special needs and has been riding at EC since she was two years old.  This therapy has literally changed her life!  Before she started riding, she could barely speak or sit up straight.  With the horse's help, Danielle finally learned to walk and talk at 4 years old.

When I found out that other children needed this therapy but couldn't afford it, I made a promise to myself to do what I could to help others.  So, for the last few years, I've raised enough money to sponsor someone for this incredible therapy, every week for the full year.  This past year, I raised $10,001.76.  This large sum enabled me to sponsor the same girl as well as partially cover a horse's expenses, and sponsor a child for the Equestrian Conection's week-long winter camp.   My goal this year is to raise $10,800: in order to cover three children's therapy.

The following companies are sponsors for Cookies for Charity 2013: ABT Electronics, ACH Companies, Arm & Hammer, Barry Callebaut Chocolates, the Chicago Bears, ConAgra Mills, Dart Container, Domino Foods, E-Z Up, Guittard Chocolate Company, Kerrygold Butter, Kraft Foods, Make it Better, Michael's Red Hots, Moccio's Pizza (a Bobby V. Restaurant), Oberweis Dairy, PaintRite, Pappas Company, RothArt Productions, Rust-Oleum, Sunset Foods, The Spice House and ULINE.. 

In 7 years, I've raised over  $25,000!  I might have big hopes, but I'm also very determined!  

Please help me change someone's life by donating whatever dollar amount possible.  It's greatly appreciated!

The lemonade/cookie stand is going to be August 21 & 25th, 2013. Email me at for directions and specific times.

Thank you for all of your support!!!!

Gabriella Cooperman


Organized by Dena Cooperman

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The deadline to Donate was Sunday, June 1, 2014