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The UPS Foundation Grants Vital Support to GDA

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Guide Dogs of America is proud to announce receipt of a $40,000 grant from The UPS Foundation. The grant will be used for general operating support of our program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge.
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Donor Spotlight: Edith and Robert Hunio

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Edith HunioFor Edith and Robert Hunio, all it took was attending just one graduation for them to know they wanted to support Guide Dogs of America and name the school in their trust. The Hunios were introduced to GDA by their friends in 1992 and have been Partners in Trust ever since.
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In Remembrance: GDA Champion Ed Elliot

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Guide Dogs of America graduate, board member, and staunch supporter Ed Elliot passed away December 12, 2015.
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Graduating Class #391

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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Winery’s Bows to Benefit GDA

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Harmony Cellars’ Barrel Stave Tree to Benefit Guide Dogs of America!
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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/
https://twitter.com/GuideDogsGDA
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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