HALTER has been recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization since November 1987. Donations made to HALTER are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. While HALTER is on the grounds of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, we do not receive any financial support from them. We depend on people, like you, who want to make a difference. For HALTER, every donation counts! We are happy to discuss with you our needs and your wishes, contact the executive director, Nancy Paschall (864) 586-1671, or by email at

Our expenses continue 365 days a year-coincidently, the same number of days the horses need to eat! We are good stewards of your gifts, constantly working to increase our effectiveness and efficiency.

Young Man with Horse
Girl with Trainer

Ways To Give

  • When you are thinking of us and it moves your heart to donate- we hope this is often!
  • In memory/honor of someone (2 or 4 legged)
  • Through one of our fundraisers: The HALTER DERBY or HORSING WITH HALTER
  • When we ask in our annual letter
  • Sponsor a therapy horse
  • Leaving a legacy of enhancing the quality of life of children with challenges through planned giving
  • Corporate Sponsorships

Thank You!

On behalf of every single child who finds freedom and joy astride our amazing horses, thank you. Donations can be made in person, online, by sending a check, or by donations of stock. Contact Nancy Paschall to discuss our long-term needs and how you would like to support our special children.

Be a Halter Helper

Donations can be dropped off any Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:30 AM at HALTER. We occasionally need additional horses. If you have any leads or information about a “sound, well-trained, bomb proof” horse that would complement our program, please call Nancy at (864) 586-1671. Thank you so much for your support!

If you would like to mail your donation:

P.O. Box 1403
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Office and Facility Needs


  • Committed Volunteers!
    • For services with the children
    • For gardening, planting, weeding
  • Outdoor stackable chairs
  • Planters/ with or without plants to make everyone feel welcome
  • Gift Cards for Volunteers
  • Postage Stamps
  • Horse Brushes and Grooming Tools
  • Office Supplies (paper)
  • Bottled Water for Students and Volunteers
  • Silent Auction Items for our annual August Fundraiser
    • Items with a collective value of ~ $100. For example:
      • Wine basket
      • Garden tools/ basket
      • Basket of gift cards
  • Old towels, hand towels, etc
  • Donations! (Cash/check/credit cards accepted!)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Garden tools (rakes, shovels, hand trowels, pruning shears, etc.)
  • K-cups of coffee for parents and volunteers
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Consider being a HALTER DERBY JOCKEY- call Nancy Paschall for more information
  • Hand tools (hammers, sledgehammer, screwdrivers, saws, crowbar, etc.)
  • Riding lawnmower