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Fundraise for PAWSitive Impact

For more than 80 years, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been helping empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to live the life they want to live.

As the largest guide dog school in North America, serving the United States and Canada, and the second largest in the world, GDB prides itself on innovation and the power of partnerships.

GDB meets people where they are, providing programs and services that best align with their needs and desires - whether it's receiving a guide dog, a K9 Buddy, or Orientation and Mobility instruction.

How to Start Your PAWSitive Impact Fundraiser

Fundraising for PAWSitive Impact is easy and fun. Let's get started.

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Step 1

Create your fundraising page. Share how you're fundraising and why supporting GDB is important to you. You can even add a photo or video.

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Step 2

Spread the word! Reach out to friends and family by email, social media, texts, or phone calls and ask them to donate or join you.

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Step 3

Raise funds and celebrate the incredible impact you’re making in the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired!

Start My Fundraiser

Need help? Please call us at 415.755.6420 or email us at [email protected]! We’d be happy to help you get started, assist you in setting up your page, or brainstorm fundraising ideas.

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Celebrate what inspires you! Create a fundraiser in honor of someone special in your life or to celebrate a milestone like a birthday, anniversary, or graduation. Encourage donations for GDB through personal stories, photos, and videos.

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Get Creative

Fuel your creativity by organizing an event like a backyard BBQ or scavenger hunt, creating a cookbook, holding a livestream fundraiser, running a marathon, or checking an item off your bucket list. Rally support for GDB's mission to create lasting impact.

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Special Events

Special events have a goal of raising $10,000 or more and often include ticket sales, sponsorships, or registrations. Not sure which option is best? Contact us at 415-755-6420 or [email protected] and we'll be happy to help.

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Creating a fundraiser in memory of a loved one, guide dog, or cherished pet is a heartfelt way to honor their legacy and support GDB's mission.

Coming Soon:
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Client Spotlight

Aria Mia Loberti
Star of the Netflix series, All the Light We Cannot See

"A blind lead portrayed by a blind actor. This is a significant leap forward to disability, inclusion, rights, and representation on the screen and beyond. I will never not feel the weight of that, and I will bear it proudly and use it as a catalyst for positive change, equity, and breaking down barriers."

- Aria, pictured with her black Lab guide Dog, Ingrid

Aria Mia Loberti and her guide dog.

Our Fundraisers Help Change Lives!

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