Current Needs
BATHROOM:  The barn  is in need of a bathroom and shower area.  $5000 will cover the cost of the water heater, toilet, sewer, sink, plumbing, fixtures, and tile.  Donations of money or resources are needed.  To read Julie Shematz's White Paper on Beauty From Ashes™ Equine & Therapy Center, CLICK HERE

BARN & HORSE LEASE:  We currently lease 3 geldings and the equine facility.  The monthly cost is $600.

BIBLES & INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS:  For a complete list of items, including number needed and direct ordering, please visit the Beauty From Ashes Amazon Wish List

BOOTS: We need new and gently used western and english boots, children through adult women's sizes for clients that cannot afford them.  

EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY (EAP) & EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL) & WELLNESS CERTIFICATIONS in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), crisis management, and faith based applications for equine-assisted programs and practices will cost $640 for initial 3 day training and $450 for each additional course for a total of 3 certifications.  For more information about certifications, visit website.  

FEED:  Sponsor the feed for a horse for a month.  Cost is $20.

HAY:  Pay for a week of hay for a horse.  Cost is $26.

HORSE SPONSORSHIP:  You can sponsor a horse for a month for $166. For more information on our Equine Programs, CLICK HERE.

PICNIC TABLE:  We need a 6' picnic table.  Cost is $100.

WATER:  We go through bottled water quickly at both our facilities.  We provide it to clients and volunteers.  Buy or sponsor a case of water for $4. 

WATER HEATER:  We are in need of a water heater, plumbing pipes, and fixtures for the Equine Facility. 

If you can provide any of the above items, you can mail them to address in next sentence.  If you desire to fund any of our needs, you give securely online by clicking here or mail your check, cash or money order to Beauty From Ashes at 13300 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 56, Fort Myers, FL 33907.  Please note in memo need you are funding.


Administrative Assistant
Advisory & Board Members

Barn & Equine Assistants -  To assist with equine and barn maintenance.
Drivers Individuals in the Fort Myers area that can transport clients and/or their children to and from equine facility.  
Event Coordinator (does not have to be local)
Graphic Designer
Grounds & Maintenance

Interns - College and non-college internships available
Marketing Specialist
Prayer TeamPray through specific prayer email blasts and respond to email prayer requests. 
Social Media Team:
     facebook group page
     facebook cause page
     MySpace page

Volunteer Coordinator

Please call 239.939.9218 or email us if you are interested in becoming part of the BFA Team.