How You Can Help
Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides life-changing guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired. One guide dog team costs approximately $50,000 – $100,000 to breed, raise, train, match, and support over the lifetime of the team’s work together, yet all of our services are provided free of charge to our students. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, we depend primarily on the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic organizations to fulfill our mission.
Your donation, of any size, is important. You can make a contribution today. You can also easily memorialize or pay tribute to an important person in your life by contributing $25 or more. You might also consider naming a future guide dog or purchasing a paw on the Paws of Fame honorary wall.
“Being here at Guiding Eyes has been nothing less than a positive, kind, encouraging and amazing experience. If something you’re doing can be improved upon, it is always stated in a positive manner. Thank you, Guiding Eyes. You have given me the gift of independence – now I will be able to do so many more things with my life.”
You may be interested in considering Guiding Eyes in your estate planning. Or, if you are affiliated with a corporation or foundation, we welcome the opportunity to help you select the best Guiding Eyes program that fits your group’s giving guidelines. If you’d like to give through your workplace as part of the Combined Federal Campaign, our CFC number is 10248. Don’t forget that Guiding Eyes is also eligible for your company’s matching gift program.
Guiding Eyes’ two campuses the Yorktown Heights Headquarters and Training site and the Patterson Canine Development Center offer you numerous opportunities to honor an important person in your life. You can choose to name a facility or room in which our important work is accomplished, or a program that is critical to the success of our Guiding Eyes teams.