AWESOME is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization established by Transport Workers Union Local 100 to provide free Central Park horse-carriage rides to city children who otherwise might not get the opportunity to interact with horses, learn about them, and enjoy them. AWESOME also supports efforts to find good homes for unwanted and abandoned horses in jeopardy of being shipped to foreign slaughterhouses, as well as working horses transitioning to retirement or semi-retirement.