Donations & Support
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) agency that depends on the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic organizations such as Lions Clubs to fulfill its mission. We receive no government funding, and we provide our renowned Guiding Eyes dogs, plus training and lifetime support, to our blind and visually impaired students at no cost to them. It costs approximately $50,000 to prepare our students and dogs to become a Guiding Eyes team.
Guiding Eyes also provides specially trained dogs to families that have children with autism through its Heeling Autism program. This program is also provided at no cost to the families.
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.
“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.