Christmas Open House Fundraiser

Located in Dansville, MI, CHUM provides year-round services to those with and without disabilities, of all ages.  We specialize in therapeutic riding and hippotherapy with our occupational therapist.  We serve nearly 150 riders per week, with faith, love, and hope and the amazing benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies, from 14 months to seniors, throughout our communities, lives are changed.


This year’s request for help is even more important than past years!!  It carries the burden of need from three fundraisers that had to be canceled due to COVID!!  Fundraisers that sustain the program and cover the many costs that are not covered by the nominal fee to riders!  AND our families have needed us now more than ever!!  


To manage COVID precautions this will be an all day, drop in event!!! 

From 9am to 9pm we will offer a large assortment of activities distanced throughout the heated arena and expansion! 

  • We will have a silent auction that will text active bidders if they get outbid throughout the day and give them an option to bid again! 

  • We will have an ‘escape room inspired’ Christmas Mystery in the Stalls! 

  • There will be games and prizes, activities and goodies for all. 

  • The final ‘run’ of the CHUM Derby will be ‘crossing the finish line’ that evening! 

  • Christmas Photo opportunities as well. 


Yes, all activities have some cost to help make this fundraiser extra successful.  We are in need of:

  • Auction items and prizes OR funds that will be used to purchase what is needed for the event

  • Christmas goodies in single serving baggies

  • Volunteers to help set up ahead of time

  • Volunteers to work the event during the day

  • Volunteers to tear down after the event!


ALL DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF TO CHUM or may be picked up by our volunteers!!
Please contact me at the numbers above or email me at or message me on our Facebook page.


Please join us!
Thank you and God Bless!
Sincerely, Bonnie L DePue, OTR/L HPCS


If you are able to sponsor or contribute to the event, please click on the link below:


Christmas Open House Fundraiser Sponsor and Donor Letter