GIVING





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Colby's Army is a  501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded entirely by grants, and gifts from people like you. All donations are tax exempt as permitted by law. Please know that every gift or donation helps us make a difference in the lives of others. We thank you for your consideration.


Interested in sponsoring an area of our wonderful facility? Sponsorships can be made in honor of or in memory of someone special. For more information, view our sponsorship information.


Financial Giving
Did you know that 75% of our funding comes in small donations from individuals just like you? That's why we are very much in need of financial gifts to fund Colby's Army annual fund and programs. No amount is too small and every little bit helps people through outreach, and through interactions with animals and nature. Checks can be sent to PO Box 90464, Nashville, TN 37209, or donate online with either your credit or debit card, or your Pay Pal account. Thank you for your gift!


Our Recent Major Donors

Thank you to our recent major donors!

Neville and Cindy Johnson

Scott White

Mary Isenman

Mike Meade

Lori Hines and Welcome to 1979

The Boulevard Bolt

The Herb Society of Nashville

The Kroger Foundation

The Nashville Predators Foundation

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Association

The Red Backpack Fund

Bonaroo Works Fund

United Way of Greater Nashville


Operation Backpack

Our backpacks give homeless men and women the dignity of having a bar of soap or a washcloth, a clean pair of socks or a simple band-aid. Plus, it is about far more than the gift of a backpack and supplies. Our outreach volunteers identify homeless, establish trust, then work to get them services they need that lead to health care, housing, and even employment. We also provide life skills and job training for homeless and recently housed men and women at our farm facility.


Please help by donating:

Nonperishable food items

New or gently used backpacks in good condition

New supplies to fill the backpacks such as socks, stocking caps, gloves, washcloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shoelaces, soap, shampoo, conditioner, chapstick, hand lotion, sunscreen, bug spray, nail clippers, foot powder, antibiotic ointment, band-aids, granola bars, plastic bags of all sizes, sunglasses, ball caps, combs, hairbrushes, watches, car/auto coffee mugs with tops (or bicycle water bottles), tarps, wipes, hand sanitizers, face masks, can openers, tents, sleeping bags, etc.


Colby’s Army cannot accept any product that contains alcohol, such as mouthwash, or any product that might serve as a weapon, such as a razor or pocket knife.Thank you.

Please empower others and help us by mailing your new or gently used backpack(s) and supplies to:
Colby’s Army , 1394 George Boyd Road, Ashland City, TN 37015
At this time, we cannot accept items that are sent COD.

 If you know of anyone who has access to large numbers of backpacks, such as a retail store manager or a backpack manufacturer, please let them know about us and about Operation Backpack. All donations are fully tax-deductible according to applicable laws and a donation to Colby’s Army of slightly damaged or older model backpacks may be a better economic solution for a business then remaindering them.

 If you belong to a church, youth or other group, collecting backpacks for Colby’s Army is a wonderful community service project that will make a difference in the lives of many.

We also need a printer or print company who will print cloth stickers for us that we can put on the backpacks that identify them as a Colby’s Army pack. And we’d love to partner with stores or manufacturers who can provide bulk donations of products to go inside the backpacks. For more information on helping with Operation Backpack, please contact us.

We have already filled and given away thousands of packs. It is a simple thing to provide a backpack and some toiletries, and this tiny act of kindness provides more comfort and dignity than you could ever possibly imagine.

Learning Center Wish List
We are also requisitioning the following supplies for our office and learning center. If you can donate any of the following, know that you will help improve the lives of people with life challenges, assist with animal welfare, and improve the environment.

 Computer/Office
New or gently used laptop computers with wireless capabilities

iPads, and iPhones

New or used printers (wireless preferred) and scanners

White and colored letter or legal sized copy paper , posterboard

Stamps

 Farm
25 HP 4-WD hydrostatic tractor with a bucket on the front(huge need!)
Gift cards:  Tractor Supply Company, Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Office Depot, or other big box stores, and gas cards, such as Shell or BP

Solar fence charger

Plexiglass (all sizes)

3/4 or 1 ton farm truck in good running condition


General Supplies

Art supplies
Baking soda (for cleaning)
Books (fiction, or horse or nature-related), CDs, DVDs (G-rated)
Drill (heavy-duty)
Drill bits
Dry erase markers
Essential oils: clove, eucalyptus, peppermint, citronella, lemongrass
Fire extinguishers
Garden hoses (medium and heavy duty, 50' and 100')
Gloves (work and garden) assorted sizes
Hammers
Hasps and hinges
Heaters (large patio propane type)
Nails (all sizes)
Paint (left overs okay)

Paper towels

Pens, pencils, and Sharpies
Pry bar
Rakes
Tape (scotch, masking, electrical, plumbing, and duct)
Screw drivers

Screws (assorted sizes, especially need longer ones)
Shovels
Stud finder

Tables (picnic and folding)
Tarps 
Towels

Toilet Paper

Vinegar (white and apple cider), for cleaning, and killing weeds
Wrenches


Therapy Horses and Cats

Grass or alfalfa hay suitable for horses, square bales (can haul if nearby)
28", fleece Dressage girths with at least one stretchy end
Sidepulls or bitless bridles (cob or horse size)

Bell boots

Buteless or Devil's Claw horse supplements (either 2lb bags or 5lb containers)

Vision or Via Calm horse supplement

Gro-Strong horse supplement
Web horse halters (medium,  large, and X-large)
Kevlar-tough hoof sealant

Hoof clay

English peacock or safety stirrups (medium and large)

English stirrup leathers

English reins (long)

"Reinbow" reins (long)

Cat food (dry or wet)

Water troughs (70-100 gallon, galvanized metal)

Western saddle with wide tree with 15"- 16" seat

ASTM/SEI Riding helmets (medium, large and X-large)

 Services
A printing company who will donate our printed promotional material

A social media guru
A handy-person to make minor repairs to our learning center

Chainsaw and tree services (huge need!)

Someone who can help maintain our two riding lawn mowers

Please mail smaller items to:
Colby's Army, Inc. , 1394 George Boyd Road , Ashland City, TN 37015 and
contact usabout pickup, delivery, or shipping of larger items. Thank you!

Do you have a business that could serve as a drop point for items for our collection of items for the homeless? If so, we'd love to hear from you.
Please email us!

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Mission: Helping People with Life Challenges Through Outreach and Interactions with Animals and Nature