Guide Dogs of America
Nearly all IAM Locals and Districts have raised funds for or donated time to support Guide Dogs of America (GDA)
Since 1948, Guide Dogs of America has delivered freedom to hundreds of visually impaired citizens in need, free of charge.
Funding: Guide Dogs of America does not receive any funding from the federal, state, or local government.
It relies solely upon donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, chapters and clubs.
Individuals and organizations often contribute through direct mails, special events, and grants. Federal employees often choose to support our program through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), State employees donate to their State Employees Charitable Campaigns (SECC), and other employees donate by way of designating Guide Dogs of America on their United Way contributions forms or their special workplace giving campaigns.
If you would like more information on donating your time or money to continue providing guide dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals, visit our Ways to Help page.
To find out what Guide Dogs of America events are going on in your area, click here to view their news and events page
Guide Dogs of America was founded over 60 years ago by Joseph Jones, Sr. with the help of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
(IAMAW or IAM)
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