Auction Ends: Dec 16, 2013 02:59 AM EST
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Guide Dogs of America's Holiday Fund-A-Need is Closed

Happy HolidaysThank you for your support of Guide Dogs of America's Holiday Fund-A-Need Campaign through your generous donations and by inviting family and friends to join in. Whether you made 1 donation or many, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. Our Puppy, Nursery, Veterinary, Kennel and Student Services Departments - and our dogs - will benefit from your generosity.

Through your generosity, you help provide mobility and independence to visually impaired men and women from across the United States and Canada.

 

Please join us for our Open House Silent Auction this spring...

We've had so much fun with our first two Open House online auctions that we are already getting ready for next year. And, we are collecting donations to make this a fun and exciting event. So, if you'd like to donate travel, entertainment, or sports packages, just let us know at GuideDogsofAmerica@biddingforgood.com. We are in need of tickets to sporting events - the Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Lakers and Clippers come to mind. Or, tickets to an evenings entertainment - a night at the Hollywood Bowl is always popular at the auction. Or, a cabin in the woods that you could make available for a week or weekend. Or... well the list just goes on and on. The more donations we have, the more fun the auction will be. Whether you donate or want to bid on the donations, be sure to check back in with us this spring!

Guide Dog FAQs...

Q: What is the cost of providing a guide dog?
A: Approximately $42,000 or more, which includes the cost of training the dog and providing instruction for the guide dog user.

Q: How much does it cost to get a guide dog?
A: Nothing. We provide our guide dogs free of charge to blind and visually impaired men and women.

Q: Does the school get financial assistance from the government?
A: We receive no State or Federal money; we rely solely on voluntary contributions.