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Farm Equipment For Sale

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation, as Trustee, is selling 7 individual pieces of farm equipment, currently located in eastern Montana:

– New Holland Versatile 876 Tractor with 7402 machine hours
– 10×60 Brandt Grain Auger, swing-out
– 2200 bushel hopper bottom bin with auger chute & sight glasses
– 2011 New Holland BR7090 Round Baler
– 2012 Easy Hauler Bale Carrier, self-unloading
– 1986 GMC Truck
– Crown Rock Picker

Call Yellowstone Foundation at 406-656-8772 or 1-800-879-0850 toll free for information and pricing.

Help YBGR Students Reach Their Potential

Remember your first day of school?  Were you excited about seeing the other kids, wearing your new school clothes, using that brand new notebook?

Unfortunately, many children who come to school at Yellowstone Academy do not have new clothes or school supplies.  They may not have had breakfast, washed their face, or brushed their teeth.  Kids like Oliver.

Please take moment to real Oliver’s story.  With the help of Yellowstone teachers and staff, Oliver’s basic needs of food, hygiene, and school supplies were met – and his learning abilities took off.

Through the generosity of donors, Yellowstone is able to provide Back-To-School kits for needy students enrolled in Yellowstone Academy and Community Based Services programs.   Please consider making a generous gift to help YBGR students reach their full potential. Thank-you!

Benefit Concert August 15th

PLEASE JOIN US:

Tuesday, August 15th
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Josephine Crossing
815 Lost Creek Road, Billings

Music by: Ticker Tape Parade
Parker Brown and the Bleedin’ Hearts

Food & Drinks available for purchase.
This is a FREE concert to benefit Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

Donations are encouraged!

Summer Wrangler Celebration

We’re celebrating 60 Years of Caring in the Summer Wrangler newsletter.  In this edition, you’ll get to reminisce with one of the first boys to came to the Ranch in 1958, enjoy a look at the recent Yellowstone Academy talent show, and find out what projects we’re working on for the future.

The Wrangler featured brochure is The Future is What You Make it.

Not receiving our newsletter?  Don’t miss out on our 60th celebration.  Sign up for the Wrangler newsletter today!

The Wrangler publication reports on the direct working relationship of the Ranch with children and the Foundation’s activities in fundraising for the benefit of at-risk youth.  Like what we do?  Share the Wrangler’s good news with family and friends.  And remember, your tax-deductible gifts make it all possible!

Something To Smile About

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Yellowstone.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation whenever you shop AmazonSmile from your computer, tablet, or phone!

You’ll want to bookmark AmazonSmile and assure all your online shopping is helping support Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch kids.  Thank-You!

I Will Love You Forever

Alesia and Steve read to their two therapeutic foster children and are currently in the process of adoption.

When Alesia Fowler’s 4-year old foster son got in trouble at preschool, Alexia sat him close to her until he had calmed down – a therapeutic technique called “time-in” – and then began to talk.  She asked if something was bothering him. “At first he said no,” Alesia said. “Then he was able to process what was making him act and react in a negative way . . . He said he was afraid of losing us.  I reminded him, ‘I will love you forever,’ just to reassure him,” said Alisia.

Alesia and her husband, Steve Fowler, are part of Yellowstone’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program and took in a brother and sister at ages 18 months and 2 1/2, diagnosed with serious emotional problems.  The Fowlers thought it would be a short-term placement, but are in the process of adopting both children, now ages 3 and 4.

Kim Chouinard, Executive Director of YBGR Community Based Services, praises couples like the Fowlers for opening their homes and hearts to some of the most emotionally fragile children “They come with many challenges,” Chouinard said of foster children, “but over time they can start to emotionally reattach.  It takes those heroes to get through the storm with them.  The other side of that storm is pretty magical.”

To read the full story about the Fowlers, please visit the Billings GazetteTo learn more about Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s Therapeutic Foster Care Program, contact Tracey Lujan at 406-222-6490.