February 13, 2018

Dear Cactus Jack Foundation,

On behalf of the Lathrop family, we wanted to send this letter of appreciation for the support you have given our family with our fundraising efforts. Without the Cactus Jack Foundation helping us to disburse the funds raised, we would not be able to accomplish our goals of helping people in memory of our parents, Jack & Carol Lathrop.

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to helping more people within our community in the future.

"You have no idea how incredibly grateful his mother will be. When I told her on Monday that I wanted to donate she immediately began crying. She stated that money is so tight, but that his riding is one of her number one priorities for her to make sure that he continues with because of the benefits that she is seeing...both physical and emotional. Once again, you guys are amazing."

Teacher of 5-year old who has a rare terminal condition called MPS III.

Dear Cactus Jack Board,

I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for the recent assistance you provided to a former client of mine. You people are beyond wonderful. God Bless you.  I am so happy to have met you all.

Easter Seals - Norwich


The Cactus Jack Foundation,

You Made Our Day! We can't tell you how much we appreciate your generous financial support for  heating system and installation. Here at Disabilities Network of Eastern CT, our goal is to help individuals with disabilities live independently in the community. Thank you! You have made a real difference in life.

Precious Putnam

Disabilities Network of Eastern CT

March 6, 2018

Dear Friends at Cactus Jack Foundation,

Thank you so very much for your generous donation to our patient. I wish you could see how happy he was, even in the midst of his difficult cancer journey. Thank you for all you do!

"Dear Cactus Jack Foundation:

I don't know how to thank you enough for all that you did to help my family. The end of treatment was really hard on me and the stress of not being able to work and the worry of how I was going to provide for my kids to go back to school was so overwhelming, on top of being so physically & mentally run down. Your support to my family allowed me to heal, took away the stress, and gave my kids a great start to the school year. As hard as this has been on my kids to have me not able to fully function as the mom that I am, they have learned and felt what it means to show kindness and support towards others. As I continue to recover and learn to live life as a cancer survivor, we will always remember your kindness and support and will do the same for others. 

I could not have done this alone.  Thank you."

"Thanks for the quick response!  I’ll have a check mailed to you directly from our bank and designate Great Neck in the memo line.  We are a new resident of Waterford, and I have been so impressed by your organization and the simple, useful, and rapid response to real need in our community.  I’m so glad you do what you do.

Merry Christmas!

Cactus Jack Foundation

Dear David,

From all of us in the High Hopes Family, thank you, the Cactus Jack Foundation, for your gift to $760 to fund tuition.

We thank you for your very generous contribution, and belief in our mission.

For 42 years, High Hopes has strived to make a difference in the lives of the people who pass through our doors. There have been many special moments throughout the years - the child who speaks for the first time in his life, the adult who finds peace in a world filled with the tormenting voices of mental illness and the volunteer who expresses the great satisfaction she or he gets from their time spent at High Hopes.

The are many stories of hope and success, none of which would be possible without our community of incredible people and horses that give so much in support of High Hopes mission. Thank you again for your thoughtful support.


Kitty Stalsburg

Executive Director

"Hello Cactus Jack Foundation Board Members:

Each year, Oswegatchie School holds a Talent Show to raise money for a cause.   This year, it was decided that the proceeds from the Talent Show would be given to the Cactus Jack Foundation.   You have helped several members of our Oswegatchie family over the years and we are so grateful for all the good things that you do for others.  

We would like to ask that a member of the foundation, be present at the time of the show, as we will present you with a check at the intermission.   Please be in touch with me, when able, so that I can fill in some other details. 

Many thanks,

Oswegatchie School Nurse"

January 1, 2018

To the Cactus Jack Foundation

I’m sending a heartfelt THANK YOU and so much gratitude for the help you provided me during a very traumatic time in my life. With your help and generosity, I was able to pay off many other outstanding debts without losing everything, especially my home.

I will gladly be paying this generous act of help and kindness forward as often as I can.  Thank you again.  

You have made a huge difference in the outlook of the upcoming months for me, and I will be forever grateful for your foundation and each and every member in it.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

March 6, 2018

Dear Cactus Jack Foundation,

Words can't express how much it means to me that you gave me the gift cards.  I was able to get my phone cards as well as other things I really needed.  Thank you for going above & beyond.

Your friend always,

September 15, 2016

Dear Dave,

Thank you so much for the aid from the Cactus Jack Foundation. For years I have participated in events never once thinking I may be the one in need.  My husband is doing well yet remains unable to work. His plan for treatment saps most of his energy. The aid we received was greatly appreciated. We had no idea how we were going to tackle those bills. Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts.

​February 23, 2018

Hi! My husband and I are in an extreme financial hardship due to ​serious health issues. A friend of ours reached out to you. We want to thank you SO very much for your kind & generous donation. It's very appreciated & helped us! THANK YOU!