We want raising funds for the Canine Development Center to be as fun and easy as possible. We have created some options and helpful materials to get you started, but our supporters always create amazing, creative ways to further the mission of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Every conversation, Facebook post, email, presentation, poster, fundraiser and ultimately every dollar will help make this exciting new chapter of Leader Dog a reality.
Naming opportunities are also still available and start at $7,500. For more information on naming availability, please contact 248-651-9011 or toll free at 888-777-5332.
Dog Days of Summer
Throughout the months of July and August, we are partnering with metro Detroit businesses to raise funds through customers purchasing $1, $5 or $20 “Dog Days of Summer” yellow paper suns that they can write their name on and post in the business. See a list of participating businesses.
Host an Event
Are you having a fun event that you could turn into a fundraiser? Make it for the Canine Development Center! If you don’t know what type of event you want to host, check out our fundraising ideas list or think about something you do for fun and build your event around that activity. See the Fundraising Materials section at the bottom of this page for more tools.
Create a myLeaderDog Fundraising Page
Invite your friends and family to support you by creating an online myLeaderDog personal or team fundraising page. You can use it to collect donations during a fundraising event or simply let others know why you support Leader Dogs for the Blind. You can be as creative as you want! Check out the Fundraising Materials on this page for resources to build your page.
Spread the Message with Social Media
Help build awareness of this exciting project by sharing Leader Dog’s Facebook or Twitter posts or by posting your own. We'll post construction updates, pictures, graphics and stories to show why the Canine Development Center is so important for the future of Leader Dogs for the Blind, and we've created some materials you can use on your own pages. Keep in mind these are just suggestions—any support you provide is greatly appreciated.
- Download a Facebook cover photo and profile picture (ZIP file)
- Download a Twitter header and profile picture (ZIP file)
- Download social media post examples (PDF)
- Watch and share the Canine Center video (YouTube) to learn about the "why" of the renovation and help others understand the impact.
Speak to a Community Group
Do you belong to a community group that might like to hear about this project? Share Leader Dog's vision with your community to let others know why this is such a significant step in Leader Dog history. We've written some handy speaking points for you so you don't have to start from scratch. Word of mouth is powerful, and sharing your reasons for being involved with Leader Dog creates a compelling reason for your community to get involved too.
Canine Development Center Infographic
This poster is a simple way to show the what and the why behind the project.
Want to show what the new Canine Development Center will look like? Download and share artist renderings of the new front of the building, lobby, veterinary clinic, puppy area and a canine housing village.
- Download renderings (ZIP file)
We created a video highlighting the challenges of the old kennel and the many positive effects that building the Canine Development Center will create. Watch and share to help others understand the impact.
Whether you are giving a presentation, hosting an event or creating a myLeaderDog fundraising page, these speaking points will give you rundown of the important changes the Canine Development Center is bringing to Leader Dog.
Order Handout Materials
If you are hosting an event, planning a speaking engagement or visiting a local establishment and want to distribute some materials to help inform others about the new Canine Development Center and Leader Dogs for the Blind, fill out the order form and we will send prepared packets to you. Please allow one to two weeks for the packet(s) to arrive.