Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. (www.pal-o-mine.org, Islandia, NY), a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, recently held its third Annual Community Open House, a fun-filled family affair with a wide range of activities for children and their parents to enjoy. The Amalgamated Family of Companies, which consists of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, Amalgamated Employee Benefits Administrators, Amalgamated Medical Care Management, Amalgamated Agency and AliGraphics, served as a corporate sponsor for this event with the goal to help the organization raise awareness of its mission and support its fundraising efforts. The funds raised at the event will be used to cover the costs of shoeing Pal-O-Mine’s horses.
Amalgamated Family of Companies Executive Vice President John A. Thornton stated, “We are proud to have been a corporate sponsor for this wonderful organization and the important work it does on behalf of individuals with disabilities by providing them with the opportunities to realize their potential and do so in Pal-O-Mine’s beautiful setting and outstanding therapeutic equine programs.”
Featured at the event were barn tours, music, kids’ activities, interactive equine demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, donkey cart rides, and an equine-themed escape room. The unveiling of the new J-Step garden which is used to teach individuals with disabilities all about gardening and related topics of soil cultivation, composting and harvesting was also a highlight of the Pal-O-Mine Community Open House. Many of the participating interns go on to get employment at local nurseries. In addition to these activities, there was the opportunity to bid on great raffle baskets.
Over the course of its 75-year plus history, the affiliated companies belonging to the Amalgamated Family of Companies have individually established a strong national presence while developing a broad portfolio of market-responsive products and services, and have evolved into a true Family of Companies, each with specialized reciprocal services. From Amalgamated Life Insurance Company’s group, stop loss and voluntary solutions and Amalgamated Employee Benefits Administrators’ high quality, customized TPA services, to Amalgamated Medical Care Management’s quality clinical advice and care, Amalgamated Agency’s property and casualty solutions, and AliGraphics’ printing and promotional products and services–the Amalgamated Family of Companies serves as a complete resource for a wide range of organizations including employers in diverse industries, unions, associations, healthcare providers, and managed care companies. For more information, visit: www.amalgamatedbenefits.com.
Founded in 1995 by Lisa Gatti, Pal-O-Mine is a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, as well as those who have been abused or neglected, veterans and the economically compromised. Pal-O-Mine offers a broad range of programs, many of which involve the organization’s herd of therapy horses and livestock. Pal-O-Mine relies on grants and contributions from private citizens, foundations and businesses to help raise funds. For more information on Pal-O-Mine, visit:www.pal-o-mine.org or call: 631-348-1389.