#Giving Bark Thursday

Thursday, July 9, 2020

We're inviting you to participate in #GivingBarkThursday; a special 24-hour day of giving. It’s the chance for all of us to stand united to show our support and help those who are blind, have low vision or other disabilities. We are excited to announce a matching gift program for #GivingBarkThursday! Thanks to the generosity of another anonymous donor, every dollar you give to the Guide Dog Foundation on July 9 will be matched - up to $20,000!

Every donation, no matter the size, will help us deliver our mission to provide a guide dog to every person in need. Your gift on #GivingBarkThursday will help us expedite our recovery plans and reduce the wait time to achieve a lifetime of independence.
  • 60,273 of a $20,000 Goal

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Why are we hosting #GivingBarkThursday?

Like all of you, we are dealing with the ramifications of the pandemic which has forced us to change and adapt our programs and daily routines to protect our health and the health of those within our communities. Many of our organizational and community events have been postponed or cancelled, creating a financial impact on our capacity to train and place guide and service dogs with their future handlers. The demand for our services has now elevated to a record high and we need your help.

The isolation and anxiety we have all felt in the recent months can be magnified for an individual who is blind or has low vision. These men and women have been patiently waiting for that specially-trained dog that will change their lives and help them conquer the challenges they face. 

Why Should I Make a Gift on #GivingBarkThursday?

Unite as a community with other donors and help those who are blind or visually impaired live without boundaries.

Can I make a gift before July 9?

Yes! You don't have to wait until #GivingBarkThursday to help individuals with visual impairments. You can donate now. You will receive a confirmation receipt at the email address you provide when you complete your donation. Your donation will be included in the total amount for #GivingBarkThursday.

Is My Gift Tax-deductible?

Yes! The Guide Dog Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3). Any donation made at any time where no goods or services are provided is tax-deductible.

How Will My Gift Be Used?

Your donation will go directly towards the services the Guide Dog Foundation provides for those who are blind or visually impaired.

How Else Can I Help?

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to make a gift to the Guide Dog Foundation. Share our #GivingBarkThursday message on social media – the more shares, likes and tweets we have, the more money we raise – the more we help those who are blind or visually impaired. Become a volunteer. Make a short selfie-video(or photo) letting others know why you support the Guide Dog Foundation.