Welcome to Allaire Community Farm
We are a 501(c)(3) NJ Non Profit with a mission of rescuing animals to rescue people of all ages. Our focus population is special needs individuals, “at risk” teens and local families battling cancer in our community. We offer PreEmployment Education Programs for the aged out special needs populations. These programs will hopefully lead to meaningful and purposeful employment for these young adults. We also offer equine and animal therapy for those in the community with special needs, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Lastly, we started a new initiative to bring together urban and suburban students to learn the importance of healthy eating and organic gardening practices.
By having the populations working together, we will also address diversity issues that have plagued our young people for years. We were established in 2013 and became a non profit in June of 2015. We have in a very short period of time seen extensive growth in our programs and support from our community. We purchased 25 acres in June of 2018 and are in the process of erecting 10 new farm buildings. To date we have received five Official Proclamations from Wall Township and Monmouth County, The Jersey Shore Meatball Gala Red Apron Award from the Wall Community Alliance, had four galas hosted in our honor from local Rotary Clubs and businesses and been featured in the Coast Star “People in the News,” Channel 2 News, News 12 and Jersey Matters. We are supported by Whole Foods, Applebees, Merri-Makers Caterers, Monmouth Jet Center, First Energy, NJNG, to name just a few local sponsors.
We have been visited by and have the support of our local Town Council and Mayor, multiple Freeholders and Congressman Chris Smith. All who visit the farm see the benefits of our programs and the necessity of its mission for our stated population. Four times a year we offer a complimentary Special Needs Days, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and a Veterans Day. These days include our petting zoo, pony and carriage rides, hayrides, live entertainment or a DJ geared towards special needs individuals, games, face painting, crafts and food and drinks.
With Warmest Regards,
JoAnn & Sean Burney, Founders
Allaire Community Farm Mission:
Allaire Community Farm is a sanctuary where passionate people make an impact on their community by creating an encouraging environment that fosters healing and hope. We are an animal rescue with a mission of inclusion. Our goal is to utilize our rescued animals and the working farm environment to nurture with nature special needs and at-risk populations, along with their families. This is accomplished through programs, events, and outreach throughout the year that focus on animal therapy, equine therapy, organic gardening, and vocational training towards purposeful agricultural employment and self-esteem building.
Our community gardens and greenhouses support local families battling cancer or who require financial need, along with local food banks.
The farm is a sanctuary for ALL providing nurture with nature. Fully 100% of all monies generated through farm parties, class trips, donations, etc. go directly to the nonprofit to support our mission.
Allaire Community Farm Board of Directors:
Allen Richard Young – President
Fredrick Millman – Vice President
Adam Hutchinson – Treasurer
Linda Young – Secretary
Sean Burney – Chief Executive Officer
Colleen Millman – Board Member
Sean Burney – Board Member
Terry Franklin – Board Member
Jerry Franklin – Board Member