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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 2022 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.

Shop for the Perfect Gift

Gift Shop

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Visit the Leader Dog gift shop to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list including great dog-themed items like socks, wine glasses, scarfs, hats, décor and more. Kids items include plush puppies, story book, puzzles and activity book. Don’t forget to check out our assortment of shirts for all ages.

Amazon Smile

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Shopping on Amazon? AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Leader Dog every time you shop at no cost to you! Go to www.smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon credentials, choose Leader Dogs for the Blind from the list of charities and every purchase you make will include a donation to Leader Dog!

Give in Honor, Memory or Inspiration

Celebrate a Person or Pet

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Celebrate or remember a special person, pet or moment for the holidays. We will send a card to the person or family to notify them of your generous gift.

Sponsor a Puppy

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Symbolically sponsor a Leader Dog puppy for yourself or as a gift this holiday season and help build the foundation for our future puppies and their guide dog careers.

Tribute Brick

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With this unique gift, you can honor a person, pet or group with an inscribed brick (includes keepsake mini brick). Choose a regular (3 lines of text) or large brick (6 lines).

Give an Experience

DInner in the Dark

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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 10, 2023 at the MGM Grand Detroit for our in-person event!

While mingling with other guests, 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. A limited number of Blindfold Walks with a Leader Dog in training or canine ambassador are available with advance purchase. Get tickets today.

Give by Getting Involved

Joins Paws 365

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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.

Start a Fundraiser

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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.

Other Ways to Give

RoundUp App

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Consider signing up for the RoundUp App and start rounding up your holiday purchases for Leader Dog! RoundUp automatically rounds up transactions made on your debit or credit card to the nearest dollar amount and donates the spare change to Leader Dog. You can customize your giving by setting maximum donation amounts. You can download the app through the App Store or Google Play, or sign up online.

Donate Appreciated Securities or Stock

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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.

Kroger Community Rewards

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Leader Dog receives a donation from the Kroger Community Rewards program from people who have chosen Leader Dog as their preferred nonprofit to receive a quarterly donation. Signing up is easy: follow the steps to link Leader Dogs for the Blind to your current Kroger card number.

Your tax-deductible gift helps to make people unstoppable.

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