Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

Volunteer of the Month: Molli

I (Ellie Laks) founded The Gentle Barn in 1999 and two years later Jay Weiner came to volunteer. After a year we fell in love, got married and now work side by side to save animals and heal at-risk, inner city and special needs children to create a more peaceful world for humans and animals alike. We have three children who have grown up with 170 furry brothers and sisters.

Our oldest daughter, Molli loves the animals and has volunteered for many years in the barnyard and helps with animal rescues and has specialized in helping us heal dogs. On Sundays, Molli is the special docent to Grace the cow. Molli makes sure visitors approach her slowly so she does not get scared, she brushes, hugs and pets her gently and helps Grace know that at The Gentle Barn she is safe, respected and loved. Molli tells Grace’s story and ensures that her feelings and her words are heard. Since Molli started volunteering with Grace, Grace has really blossomed, healed and found peace. Great job Molli, we are so proud of you and grateful to have you here with us!

And Molli, if you didn't know already, we are grooming you to run a Gentle Barn of your very own!

If you would like to become a Gentle Barn volunteer, please click here.

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.


Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA