Queen of Hearts

The Lewis Group of Companies has a longstanding history of local philanthropy geared towards community building in the Inland Empire. As Executive Vice President Randall Lewis says, “when you are successful in a community, you have an obligation to give back.”
To honor that core tenet, Lewis recently launched a micro-philanthropy campaign. Through the campaign, teams or employees can select an organization, cause, or individual they find impactful, meaningful, or have personal ties to and Lewis will contribute on their behalf. The campaign is built on the core pillars of targeting local organizations, building relationships to serve the greater population, and creating value through experience while upholding tradition of engaging with the community.

Queen of Hearts is a nonprofit in Jurupa Valley dedicated to providing equine-assisted support for persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Established in 2000, it has served the Inland Empire for over 20 years fulfilling their mission of improving the quality of life for so many.

Robin Kilcoyne
“We have an area of focus for persons with autism and help families appreciate their unique benefits of living with autism,” Founder/ Executive Director Robin Kilcoyne explained. “A lot of our sessions focus on horseback riding, but we incorporate teaching and improving life skills, self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.”

We were pleased to learn that the donation will help further QOH’s mission and vision by supplementing the cost of over 1800 equine-assisted session hours for children and adults with special needs, including Veterans and foster children with emotional difficulties.

Horseback riding
Horse and a boy
“Our vision is to be an inspiration and education resource to the equine therapy profession and advocate for the healing and humane relationship between horses and humans. We envision that no client will be turned away due to lack of funds, and your generous contribution supports that.”

Check out their site to learn more about services, upcoming events, and the wonderful work they have done in the community: www.queenofheartsranch.org.