Donor Profile – Susan De Antonio

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Susan De Antonio first became aware of Guide Dogs of America when her Soroptimist Club chose a member of their community to help under the club’s programs of service. Kenny Brown had lost his sight due to Multiple Sclerosis. He wanted to graduate with a guide dog so he could return to school and take computer science classes. The group spent a year raising the funds to sponsor a dog in Brown’s honor. (Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs free of charge to blind individuals, but the group wanted to contribute to the school as its thank you for giving Brown his dog.)

Bids On Travel And Treasures Benefit GDA!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in GDA’s Annual Online Silent Auction. Guide Dogs of America is grateful to our community – all of our bidders, all of our generous donors, and all of our dedicated volunteers, puppy-raising families, and supporters!

Visit the auction site and bid from June 5 through June 15 at 6 p.m. PST. We have exciting travel and sports packages up for bid online and many treasures, including the impeccable GDA pendant pictured, handcrafted in 14 karat yellow gold and natural black onyx by Warren Marriott, Master Goldsmith (and a GDA volunteer puppy raiser).

Holiday Card Contest Winner

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

2014 Holiday Card Contest Winner

Congratulations to Guide Dogs of America volunteer puppy raiser Margaret Jackson! Her photo of her GDA puppy-in-training Major will be the cover of GDA’s 2014 Holiday Cards. Major, who’s pictured as a young pup, recently entered formal training at Guide Dogs of America.

Recurring Donations: Give Monthly, Give Mobility

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Give Monthly, Give Mobility

Guide Dogs of America prides itself in giving the gift of guide dogs at no charge to blind and visually impaired individuals in the U.S. and Canada. With your monthly donation you can help us reach our goal of supplying the gift of mobility to at least 50 people each year.

Spring 2014 Sporting Clays for Guide Dogs of America

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Join IAM Local 47 at Colorado Clays LLC in Brighton, CO and enjoy a day of Shooting Sporting Clays. Registration starts at 9:00am. All shooting levels welcome. $60 for single shooter, $240 for team of four shooters.

Click here for flyer with full details

34th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

You are cordially invited to celebrate Guide Dogs of America’s 66th anniversary and honor the 2014 recipients of The Gift of Sight Award:

Mr. Robert A. Scardelletti – National President, TCU/IAM
Mr. Myron “Mike” Shevell – Chairman, New England Motor Freight
Mr. Russell Gittlen – Area Director, IAMAW DL15/LL447

Guide Dogs of America 34th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet
November 22nd, 2014
Bally’s Las Vegas Grand Ballroom
Suggested Attire: Ladies – Gown or Cocktail Dress. Gentlemen – Suit and Tie or Tux.
Cocktails: 5:15-6:15 p.m.


23rd Annual Ride for the Guide and Poker Run

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Please join IAMAW Local Lodge 1297 for their 23rd Annual “Ride for the Guide” Poker Run. All proceeds to benefit Guide Dogs of America. This is a 100 Mile Ride (with chase vehicle) for a minimum donation of $20.

Guide Dogs of America Announces Expansion

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

GDA Breaks Ground On The Phil And Macki Singer Visitor And Education Center

Five times each year, a new group of students, ranging in age from 18-year-olds to senior citizens, arrives at Guide Dogs of America’s northeast San Fernando Valley campus to learn the skills that will enable them to travel, work, shop, and live life with independence.

Walk a mile (or five!) in their shoes

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Becoming a guide dog instructor takes years of training and shoes that are made for walking. All of GDA’s licensed instructors have completed the three year apprenticeship required to earn the license from the state of California. And, between the formal training to prepare the dogs to be matched with a blind individual and the 28 days of class during which they teach students to work as a team with their new guide dog, the GDA instructors log a lot of miles, both on their feet and on the road.

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Online Silent Auction

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Online Silent Auction is set for June 5-15! Since 1948, GDA has been providing specially trained guide dogs to blind men and women free of charge. Fundraisers such as our Online Silent Auction are essential to help continue our mission.

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