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Fund-A-Need for GDA!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Our Fund-A-Need Campaign goal is to fulfill our Wish List of items for our programs. More than 30 items are on our list, starting at just $20, to benefit our nursery, puppy, veterinary, kennel, training, and student services departments, plus sponsorship opportunities and commemorative gifts. And we’re offering the opportunity to spend a day with our trainers! View all Fund-A-Need items at www.biddingforgood.com/guidedogsofamerica

GDA’s Fund-A-Need Campaign is open December 1 – December 31

Your donation will support our program that provides professionally trained guide dogs and instruction in their use at no cost to blind and visually impaired men and women across the U.S. and Canada.

This holiday season think outside the box!

Instead of struggling to decide what to buy for someone you love, how about making an online contribution to Guide Dogs of America in his or her honor? Your generous gift will help the school and allow you to bring your loved ones into a world you care deeply about.

All of the items in our Holiday Fund-A-Need Campaign make it possible for us to continue to provide an invaluable service to the visually impaired community in the United States and Canada. Plus, your donation is a tax deduction and the end of 2015 is just around the corner!

Spread the word!

Visit the Fund-A-Need website at www.biddingforgood.com/guidedogsofamerica now and share your favorite items from our Wish List. A post about GDA’s Fund-A-Need on Facebook, a tweet, or an email will help. If you tell two friends and they tell two more friends, then we’ll have a successful campaign.

And follow GDA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share our posts!
https://www.facebook.com/GuideDogsofAmerica/
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https://www.instagram.com/guidedogsgda/

Please note: This is NOT an auction. Everything in our Holiday Campaign is either “Fund-A-Need” or “Sponsorship.” Simply put, your donation will be used to purchase items for use by Guide Dogs of America.

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Your $50 donation will provide food for one Guide Dogs of America dog for one month!
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Spread Christmas joy and help fund our programs with your donation this year.

 

Guide Dog FAQs

Q: What is the cost of providing a guide dog?
A: Approximately $42,000 or more, which includes the cost of training the dog and providing instruction for the guide dog user.

Q: How much does it cost to get a guide dog?
A: Nothing. We provide our guide dogs free of charge to blind and visually impaired men and women.

Q: Does the school get financial assistance from the government?
A: We receive no State or Federal money; we rely solely on voluntary contributions.

 

Think #Give2GDAday on #GivingTuesday!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. On December 1, try #GivingTuesday on for size! People around the world will come together virtually on Tuesday, December 1, to celebrate generosity and to give to their favorite charities. Join the movement and kick-off the holiday season by giving to Guide Dogs of America’s annual Holiday Fund-A-Need Campaign, which supports our program that provides professionally trained guide dogs at no cost to blind and visually impaired men and women across the U.S. and Canada.
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GDA’s Director of Programs to Safeguard Guide Dog Standards Worldwide

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Guide Dogs of America is proud to announce Director of Programs Yvonne Martin has been selected as an International Guide Dog Federation Assessor. The International Guide Dog Federation is a global organization comprised of more than 85 member guide dog organizations, covering 28 countries. IGDF works with member organizations to monitor the standards of the guide dogs that they produce, to raise awareness of visual impairment throughout the world, and share best practices in terms of developing innovative mobility training techniques.
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Winner selected for 2015 Harley Davidson

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Tim Buck of New Castle, PA. His ticket was pulled by GDA graduate Teresa Blevins during the 35th annual William W. Winpisinger Guide Dogs of America Charity Banquet held Saturday, November 21, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Harley Davidson Raffle 2015

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

We have a winner!

The winner was Mr. Tim Buck of New Castle, PA. His ticket was pulled by GDA graduate Teresa Blevins during the 35th annual William W. Winpisinger Guide Dogs of America Charity Banquet held Saturday November 21st at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Puppy Calendar Raises Funds For GDA

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

On sale now: Guide Dogs of America’s South Bay Puppy Raiser Group’s 2016 calendar!
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Graduating Class #390

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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GDA receives $10,000 Charitable Gift from PetSmart, Inc.

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Guide Dogs of America receives $10,000 Charitable Gift from PetSmart, Inc.

Rosemead, Calif – On September 26, 2015, Guide Dogs of America received a donation from PetSmart in the amount of $10,000. The donation will help Guide Dogs of America to continue its mission of providing guide dogs at no cost to blind men and women across the U.S. and Canada. A check was presented to the San Gabriel group of Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raisers at the new PetSmart store located at 3530 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, Calif.

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GDA Graduates Show Others The Way

Monday, September 14th, 2015

From advocating to educating: three graduates who open doors and open minds

Students arrive at Guide Dogs of America and spend 28 days in class learning to work and live with a guide dog. All of our graduates leave GDA as ambassadors of what can be achieved with the assistance and companionship of a guide dog, returning home empowered to pursue a life filled with “the possible.” Many — simply by their actions and example — have inspired others.
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GDA Adds Director of Training

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Dan Rollings has joined Guide Dogs of America in the newly created position of Director of Training. Rollings has more than 21 years of guide dog training experience and was involved with dog training for the United States Air Force for three years.
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