Holiday Giving Ideas
Whether you're looking for a gift for loved ones or a meaningful way to support Leader Dogs for the Blind during the holidays, you can find the perfect gift here! No matter what you choose, your gift will make a difference as 2023 comes to a close and far beyond. And, as a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Make a Donation
The simplest way to make an impact on the programs we offer is by making a donation in honor of the holidays. Our services are 100% free to every person who needs them because of gifts like yours. Donate today.
Celebrate a Person or Pet
Sponsor a Puppy
Gift of Stock
A gift of appreciated securities or stock can quickly go to work to help Leader Dogs for the Blind serve people impacted by vision loss. You or your financial advisor can make a stock gift in less than 5 minutes! Save on your taxes this year while making a meaningful donation this holiday season. Donate stock today.
Light Up Leader Dog
Join us this holiday season as we once again Light Up Leader Dog! For a $10 donation, a luminary will be placed in your honor on the campus of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Our goal is to light up the campus with over 2,000 luminaries honoring our supporters and lighting up the beautiful campus of Leader Dogs for the Blind.
This December, please join us on campus to enjoy the display! Guests will have the opportunity to browse through the marketplace, partake in some warm, winter beverages and tasty food, enjoy the sounds of a holiday choir, walk the paths of luminaries, and view the Leader Dog campus all lit up!
Frozen Paw 5K
In conjunction with the Rochester Downtown Development Authority's Snowglow festival, Leader Dogs for the Blind is proud to present the 2nd Annual Frozen Paw 5K! Participants will enjoy a course filled with wintry scenery through downtown Rochester, Rochester Municipal Park and Paint Creek Trail.
The 5K run/walk includes a race shirt, race medal, and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage from Rochester Mills Beer Company.
After the race, the Rochester Fire Department is hosting a pancake breakfast ($8/person) to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind!
Dinner in the Dark
Dinner in the Dark is Leader Dogs for the Blind’s signature fundraising event and an experience like no other! We are looking forward to you joining us on Friday, March 8, 2023 at the MGM Grand Detroit for our in-person event!
Join us for a delicious dinner under blindfold and amazing program featuring some of our clients. Have your picture taken with a Canine Ambassador on our “black carpet” entrance, try your luck at the Blind Wine Pull for $25, peruse our pop-up Leader Dog gift shop, enjoy a Night Flight Wine Tasting and try our Walk the Walk experience, an immersive orientation & mobility space where guests can walk with a white cane and participate in daily activity skills.
Joins Paws 365
Become a Paws 365 member by choosing a level of monthly giving that works for you. Sustaining gifts make a huge impact by providing for today and the future. You can also choose to make your gift in honor or memory of someone.
Gift from Your Donor-Advised Fund
Gift from Your IRA
Start a Fundraiser
Many people use the holidays (or other special events like birthdays or milestones) to create a fundraiser in lieu of traditional gifts. This is a special way to connect with your community around a cause that's important to you.