We value our donors and volunteers – people just like you – as compassionate supporters of our mission: providing exceptional guide dogs for people with vision loss for greater independence.
Under current conditions, it takes up to three years and can cost up to $50,000 annually to breed, raise, and train a guide dog, yet all of our services are provided free of charge to our students. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the vast majority of our funding comes from the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic organizations, to fulfill our mission. We work out of our Headquarters and Training Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, and our Canine Development Center in Patterson, New York. Guiding Eyes is an accredited member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), the organization that establishes worldwide standards for the breeding and training of guide dogs.
There are so many ways to be involved with our organization through volunteering and philanthropy, and we truly appreciate the difference that your support makes. 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.
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.
If you’d like to donate by mailing in your donation information to Guiding Eyes, please download our donation form by clicking the button below.
Visit CARS to learn more about how to donate your vehicle to Guiding Eyes or call (855) 500-7433 or (855) 500-RIDE.
Once CARS notes some details about your vehicle (including the title and odometer reading), the team will arrange a free collection. You should receive a tax donation letter within 6 to 8 weeks.
A Tribute Gift or Memorial is an ideal way to honor or remember the special people or pets in your life, while at the same time supporting Guiding Eyes’ exceptional programs. You can donate online or print the form above to donate by mail.
For a minimum contribution of $25, we will send a Memorial or Tribute card to the individual or group you designate letting them know that a gift to Guiding Eyes has been made in their name. We’ll also send you an acknowledgment of the gift for your records. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.