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Giving Thanks

The 2019 Yellowstone Christmas Ornament celebrates the Robbie Chapel on the YBGR campus.  Many donors came together this spring to fund a new roof for our beautiful chapel, just in time of its 50th anniversary next year.  Beneath the roof of this iconic sanctuary, many prayers are lifted up on behalf of hurting children.

The Robbie Chapel is the center of campus life and the center of YBGR’s Spiritual Life Program – a program supported entirely by generous donors and churches.

Learn more about the Spiritual Life Program at YBGR and how you can participate.  Thank-you!

Shop Give Smile Repeat

The holiday shopping season is upon us.  Whether you are shopping early, on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we invite you to support Yellowstone by shopping AmazonSmile.

Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation whenever you shop AmazonSmile from your computer, tablet or smart phone!

So log-on today and enjoy your holiday shopping knowing you are also helping support Yellowstone boys and girls. Thank-you!

Fall Wrangler Newsletter

In the Fall edition of the Wrangler Newsletter available online now, we’ll introduce you to  Cody.  You’ll want to read about her amazing journey from  childhood crisis to successful college student.  Cody is one of the proud recipients of this year’s Yellowstone Foundation Alumni Scholarships.  We’re also thanking our amazing volunteers, talking about horses at Dillon CBS,  showing off 4 seasons of recreation activities, and much more.

Featured Brochure:   Look for the Signs

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.

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Protecting the Identities of YBGR Kids

Identity TheftEveryday it seems there is another story about data breaches and identity theft.  When data is stolen, children in particular are at risk because they are a clean slate for identity thievesAccording to a recent study, children were twice as likely as adults to become victims of identity theft, and the problem is growing.

To significantly mitigate the risk to YBGR kids, Yellowstone Foundation has undertaken a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of IT equipment to best protect the identity and medical records of youth served by the Ranch.

Please take a moment to read a message from Montana’s Attorney General, Tim Fox, and learn more about our  IT Security Project.

YBGR kids often don’t start out life with much, but with your help, we can make sure that when they leave the Ranch, their identity is still their own.”  – Mike Chavers, YBGR CEO

Into the Wild

Students in YBGR’s Pheasant Program released their first 40 birds into the wild at Kindsfater Wetland Mitigation Site near Laurel, Montana in September.   Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and the MT Department of Transportation contracted for the birds as part of habitat restoration in the area. YBGR will release 100 mature pheasants at three separate wetland sites this fall.  The program will retain 50 hens and 15 roosters to produce next year’s crop of pheasants.