There Are Many Ways to Help Guide Dogs of America
Below are some more ways you can help. Click the individual links for more information.
Shop in our Gift Store
It’s the best of both worlds! You can shop on-line for official Guide Dogs of America merchandise.
Fundraise on Facebook
Through Facebook you can now fundraise for Guide Dogs of America all over the country from just your fingertips. Facebook has made it easier than ever to start a fundraiser at any time, whether you’re asking for donations for your birthday, seasonal giving, or just for fun.
Shop Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon.com, but .5% of purchases on eligible items will be donated to Guide Dogs of America. Choose GDA as your charity of choice by selecting International Guiding Eyes, Inc. (our legal name).
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Naming opportunities are available as part of GDA’s student dormitory renovation project. Learn about this special way to support our programs.
Wills, Bequests & Trusts
Make your gift last a lifetime and beyond. 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
By giving stock, you will receive a tax 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.
Gifts In Honor & Memory
Make a donation in honor or in memory of a special person, pet or occasion. These donations show how much you care about your special someone or pet, as well as the important work we do here at GDA. We’ll send a card to the person you specify showing your thoughtfulness.
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).
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.
The CFC (Combined Federal Campaign-Federal Employees) and the SECC (State Employee Charitable Campaign) are programs that allow State and Federal employees the opportunity to promote and support a wide variety of charities and Guide Dogs of America is recognized by the CFC as among the best animal charities in America. See your Payroll Dept., designate #11873 on the CFC Pledge Card if you are a federal worker and give the gift of site!
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. For more information contact Rhonda Bissell at GDA, (818) 833-6432, and she will be happy to assist you.
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. Consider opening your home and heart 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)
Charitable Pet Sitters
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.
A mobile way to give mobility
You can donate directly to Guide Dogs of America from your smart phone! Text the word “Mobility” to 41444 and you can select the amount that you would like to give. Go mobile, go GDA!
Donate a used car!
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.
Commemorative bricks are a beautiful way to honor your loved ones while supporting GDA’s mission to provide guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge.
Go for a Walk!
Turn miles walked into funds earned for Guide Dogs of America. Download WoofTrax Inc.’s free Walk for a Dog app onto your mobile device (android or iPhone), go to settings, select International Guiding Eyes, Inc., dba Guide Dogs of America as your charity of choice, and start the app each time you go for a walk.
Use the GoodSearch browser
Goodsearch is a simple way to make a difference — each time you search the web, they’ll make a donation to GDA.
Plan a trip with Charity Pro Travel
Every time you book a hotel, airfare, rental car or vacation package at www.charityprotravel.com, Charity Pro Travel will donate up to 50% of the commission to Guide Dogs of America as your charity of choice. You take the vacation, we make the donation!
Make a Difference Right NOW: Give Online Today
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.
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