Big Lick Gives is the charitable arm of the Big Lick companies, which includes All-InRemoval LLC, Big Lick Stall Rental, Black Prong Equestrian Village, Black Prong Storage, and Black Prong Bar & Grill. We are honored to offer support for our neighbors in Cedar Key as they work to recover after Hurricane Idalia. Hurricane Idalia... Continue Reading →
The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for the Suwannee ValleyPlayers, Incorporated. We admire the impact that Suwannee Valley Players hasmade in preserving the performing arts at the historic Cheif Theater. In August of 2023, our committee donated in support of continuing the tradition of performing arts in Chiefland.
The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for the Soldiers FreedomOutdoors Inc. We admire the contribution that Soldiers Freedom Outdoors has made in providing a space for veterans and their families to begin the journey towardhealing through equine therapy. In August of 2023, the Big Lick Gives committee voted to donate to... Continue Reading →
The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for Beauty’s Haven Farm &Equine Rescue, Inc. We admire the contribution that Beauty’s Haven has made byproviding a second chance at a good life for horses that have been neglected, abused, or abandoned. In August of 2023, the Big Lick Gives committee voted to donate... Continue Reading →
We admire the contribution that Rafter Cross Cowboy Church is making to providea space for our local youth to build community, sportsmanship, and tangibleranch skills through the Youth Rodeo program. In May of 2023, Big Lick Gives donated to sponsor the Youth Rodeo.
As a supporter of local youth programs, Big Lick Gives donated to help Williston Middle High School Football remain competitive through weight training, meal supplements, and general program needs for the 2023 season.
In the summer, Just Neighbors, a local not-for-profit organization, charters a bus and take low-income children from Williston to Realife Florida Youth Camp from July 24-28th each year. Last year they took 42, in 2023 the goal is 50 children. It’s completely free to the kids and their families and they look forward to it... Continue Reading →
In April the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association hosted a charity auction and fundraiser for the Florida Thoroughbred Charities, their not-for-profit organization that supports the retraining, rehoming, and adoption of retired Thoroughbreds. Big Lick Gives donated in support of this cause for their event. Learn more about Florida Thoroughbred Charities here!
The Para Combined Driving World Championships will take place in Exloo, Netherlands August 23rd – 27th 2023. With only 11 Para-driving athletes in the nation, the team is likely to include drivers from our local community, such as decorated veteran Bob Giles. Big Lick Gives donated to SPACD to support competitors in covering the costs... Continue Reading →
Big Lick Gives pledged to match funds raised by the Williston Sportsmen Society up to $10,000 for the Williston Youth Athletics Association (WYAA). The WYAA was founded to help support our local youth in athletics, leadership, and character development. The Williston Sportsmen Society raised over $20,000, at their charity dinner event held at Ethridge Cattle... Continue Reading →
Each year the Williston FFA Foundation raises funds to help ensure that the FFA and 4-H youth who are exhibiting market animals at the Suwannee River Youth Fair get a fair price for their project animals. In March of 2023, Big Lick Gives donated to the Williston FFA Foundation as part of this effort to... Continue Reading →
Mary Sue was co-owner of Harris Training Center in Morriston, FL with her husband Robby Harris. She worked with the thoroughbred horses every day up until the month cancer took her in 2016. She loved going and watching her family barrel race, so the Mary Sue Harris Memorial Barrel Race was formed to keep her... Continue Reading →
Last year the Williston Middle-Highschool Football Program replaced the audio-visual equipment on their football field. In September of 2022, Big Lick Gives donated to help replace the needed equipment for the athletics program.
The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other... Continue Reading →
Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. The TRF Second Chances Program is a unique and pioneering program where inmates build life skills while participating in a vocational training program as they provide supervised care... Continue Reading →
The Equestrian Aid Foundation provides emergency financial grants to members of the equestrian community throughout the United States who are struggling to overcome catastrophic illness, injury, or other unforeseen crises. We are a grassroots network of horsemen helping horsemen. The Equestrian Aid Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund exists to assist equestrian communities in crisis due to... Continue Reading →
Southern Redhead Farms Rescue, Inc. is organized for the purpose of equine rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing. Far too many horses, mules, donkeys, and other equines are sent to “kill-pens” for various reasons and then shipped out of country to become dog food. It is the stated purpose of Southern Redhead Farms Rescue, Inc. to ensure... Continue Reading →
The mission of "1 Boy 4 Change" is to be an agent and catalyst of change - change in the way we see ourselves, our community, and our world - by "paying it forward", raising awareness, and providing assistance and hope for individuals and families with disabilities. Currently, with two projects active, 1 Boy 4... Continue Reading →
The mission of Stirrups N Strides is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and driving to anyone with physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and to improve the quality of life for these individuals with the opportunity for emotional, educational, and physical growth through horsemanship and competition. In November of 2022, Big Lick Gives donated in support... Continue Reading →
Horses N' Heroes is dedicated to providing an equine learning and mentoring experience for young girls who come from families with extreme financial constraints. There is no fee for participation in the program. These girls are given the opportunity to bond with horses and through that experience, they gain self-esteem. The girls also learn about responsibility, teamwork, kind-heartedness, commitment, and... Continue Reading →
Each year the Cornerstone Church in Willlsiton hosts a free family fall festival for the community. This event is run entirely on donations, and Big Lick Gives is proud to support the local community by helping this event happen. The event took place on October 29th, 2022 and included an obstacle course, blast slide, axe... Continue Reading →
The Horse Protection Association of Florida has been helping horses overcome challenges and find new opportunities for more than 31 years. Recently, the program took in four miniature horses. Each horse was named based on their personality, Courage, Hope, Love, and Faith. These mini horses are now part of a Spirit Walk program, the first... Continue Reading →
Each year the First Baptist Church of Williston hosts a Back to School Bash in August to provide clothes, school supplies, and other donated items to students in Levy County in preparation for the coming school year. Big Lick Gives donated to provide backpacks and school supplies to be given away to students at this... Continue Reading →
Supported by the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and led by the Florida Forest Service, Operation Outdoor Freedom provides recreational and rehabilitative opportunities to wounded veterans on state forests, agricultural lands, and private lands throughout Florida at no cost. Since its inception in 2009, Operation Outdoor Freedom has hosted more than 500 events and served approximately... Continue Reading →
The Williston Middle Highschool Baseball program provided junior high and high school students the opportunity to participate in a school athletics program where they can develop the skill of sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. Big Lick Gives donated to the Williston Middle High School Baseball Boosters to support their spring 2022 season.
The Ocala Farm Ministry is a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy Of America (RTCA) serving the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of the Central Florida horse community. The Ocala Farm Ministry supports youth sports programs, after-school tutoring in the community center, support for families in need, and many more community efforts in... Continue Reading →
As a part of the Ocala equestrian community for over 10 years, All-In Removal understands the importance of protecting the Farmland Preservation Area. It is the vision and mission of Horse Farms Forever® to inspire the conservation of horse farms through education, awareness, and idea exchange to preserve natural pasture land focusing on horses and their... Continue Reading →
The Tri-County Pregnancy Center is a ministry designed to reach women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The center is committed to assisting families by providing emotional support and practical assistance. They are not a medical facility and do not offer medical advice, but provide support to women in need, including the following: • ... Continue Reading →
About Tomorrow's Equestrian Center (TEC): TEC is a non-profit, therapeutic riding program providing services to the North Central Florida area, including Marion County, Levy County, Citrus County, and Alachua County. The program is offered at a nominal fee, or free to those unable to pay. Its mission is to provide recreational and therapeutic riding to... Continue Reading →
Bill Brown- Founder of The Children's Table The Children's Table was founded by Verna and Bill Brown with food from their home garden in Bronson, FL, and has grown into an organization that provides millions of pounds of food each year to people in need. Since 1996 they have served 53 Florida counties and provided... Continue Reading →
Just Neighbors is a new local non-for-profit organization founded by Mike Lightner that helps make home ownership accessible for underprivileged individuals. New homes are constructed and are purchased by individuals or families at an affordable rate with a fixed low mortgage for 10 years. Big Lick Gives donated to Just Neighbors in May of 2022... Continue Reading →