Every Guide Dogs of the Desert student has a captivating story to share about their vision loss, struggles, and much dependence on others.
Since 1972 because of donors like you, Guide Dogs of the Desert continues to uphold its mission; and our students receive all services – guide dog, 28-days of on-site training, and lifetime support of the team – all at no cost to them.
Sponsors deliver the vital support necessary to change the lives of blind or visually-impaired individuals by providing them with safe mobility and truly life-enhancing independence with a guide dog leading the way. Please consider becoming a Sponsor and making a difference that goes beyond words!
PUPPY SPONSOR – $5,000
OUR MOST POPULAR SPONSORSHIP
Covers the expenses for one puppy, from breeding up to 18-20 months old. Name a puppy, receive a certificate and photo, along with updates regarding the puppy’s progress. Invitation to attend Graduation Luncheon and Ceremony.
LITTER OF PUPPIES SPONSOR – $3,000
GDD’s choice – Receive a certificate and photo of a mother with her litter of puppies. Sponsorship covers the cost of breeding, delivery and expenses up to 12 weeks of age.
STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS – $5,000
GDD’s Choice – Provides room and board for one student attending in-residence training. For in-home training, the gift covers the expenses for one licensed trainer.
GUIDE DOG SPONSOR – $10,000
(Includes Puppy Sponsor Benefit of Naming a Puppy) through its formal training and graduation. Bi-annual updates continue through formal training to placement/graduation. Invitation to attend Graduation Luncheon and Ceremony.
STUDENT SPONSOR – $30,000
GDD’s Choice – Covers all expenses of a student during their 28 day, in-residence training program, including transportation to and from the school. Receive a certificate and photo of the student/guide dog team, and invitation to attend Graduation Luncheon and Ceremony.
TEAM SPONSOR – $40,000
Includes Puppy, Guide Dog, and Student Sponsor benefits, covers all expenses for both the guide dog and the student, including equipment. Receive a certificate and photo of the student/guide dog team, and invitation to attend Graduation Luncheon, with special recognition given at Graduation Ceremony.
“GDD has taught me everything about guide work. Debbie is my third dog from this school. It is a great place with good people, high standards, and the training prepares you well in working with the dog.”
Raquel October 2015 Graduate
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