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There are many ways to help Guide Dogs of America provide these extraordinary guide dogs to blind individuals who wish to live more independently.
Below are some more ways you can help. Click the individual links for more information.
Gifts In Honor or In Memory: You can make a donation in honor or in memory of a special person, pet or occasion. These donations not only show how much you care about your special someone or pet, but they also show how much you care about the important work we do here at Guide Dogs of America. Plus, an acknowledgment card is sent to the person that you specify showing your thoughtfulness.
On-Line Giving: Make a gift now and make a difference. You can now make a gift directly to Guide Dogs of America online using a credit card. With our secure server you can be sure your information is kept private and safe.
Give While You Shop: It’s the best of both worlds! You can shop on-line for official Guide Dogs of America merchandise.
Wills, Bequests & Trusts: Make your gift last a lifetime and beyond. Providing Life Income Gifts and Bequests lets your gift continue working beyond your lifetime to help others achieve their goals with increased mobility and independence through a partnership with a loyal and loving guide dog. Charitable organizations are not subject to gift or estate taxes so your gift continues to support the causes close to your heart, like Guide Dogs of America, without being diminished by the IRS.
Donate Stocks or Securities: One of the main benefits of giving stock is that you will receive a deduction for your donation based upon the average price of the security on the date you give the gift. This avoids you having to sell the security and pay taxes on the gain. A great way to give a gift and minimize your taxes.
Sponsorship: Sponsorship is a wonderful way to help. You can sponsor a puppy, a guide dog, a guide dog recipient, or a team (guide dog and the guide dog recipient).
Matching Gifts: Does your employer match your gift? If so, you can easily double your gift to help support Guide Dogs of America. Just ask your employer and contact Guide Dogs of America if you need any assistance.
Work Place Giving: Many employees are able to take advantage of convenient, automatic payroll deductions to support their favorite charities through the United Way, employee giving programs/clubs, the CFC and the SECC Ask your employer what payroll deduction programs are available to you. If Guide Dogs of America is not listed, ask if you can write us in on the form.
Airline Miles: Help support our special guide dog program by donating your United Airline Plus miles to Guide Dogs of America. We cover travel expenses, such as airline tickets for our guide dog recipients who do not live near the school.
Volunteering: Our volunteers generously donate their time in many ways. Some volunteer opportunities include doing mailings and general office work, helping at special events and booths, and providing public education as a tour guide or speaker. Puppy Raising is another way to volunteer.
Raise a Puppy: Our volunteer Puppy Raisers are vital to the success of our program. These generous volunteers open their homes and hearts to a puppy in training to provide the growing puppy with basic obedience, nurturing, and lots of love! (Central and Southern CA and parts of WA Only)
Gift In-Kind: Help make our wishes come true! Giving needed items is a wonderful way to help. Guide Dogs of America always accepts books on tape for our student library. Other needed items are listed on our wish list.
Charitable Pet Sitters: Rover is a website and app that lets you raise money for Guide Dogs of America by doing something you do already: asking your neighbors to watch your dog instead of leaving them in a kennel. Many dog sitters donate a percentage of their Rover earnings to nonprofit organizations, including GDA. When you book, look for the Rover Donation Badge on the sitter’s profile.
CARSTM has now partnered with Guide Dogs of America. They specialize in car donations and your tax-deductible donation through CARSTM will help raise money for GDA.