Giving Tuesday is taking place on December 1, and Southeastern Guide Dogs is sharing the puppy love. The nonprofit organization transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. For Giving Tuesday, Southeastern Guide Dogs encourages the community to sponsor a puppy and join the joyful journey of watching a pup grow up to become a beautiful working dog.
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. The day has become a holiday tradition promoting kindness and generosity, and follows Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
According to The NonProfit Times, web searches for Giving Tuesday are up 80%. With a heightened interest in giving back to organizations, now is the perfect time to donate by sponsoring a Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy. For as little as $19 a month, a donor can choose to sponsor a puppy (or multiple puppies) for themselves or as a gift for someone else, such as a grandchild or a friend. After selecting “their” puppy, sponsors follow along from puppy preschool to kindergarten, to life with a volunteer puppy raiser, classes with a certified trainer in Canine University, and ultimately, to their career as a guide dog, service dog or skilled companion dog.
Southeastern Guide Dogs relies completely on donations to breed, raise and train working dogs for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges. Thanks to generous donors, all services are provided at no cost to recipients.
Those who are interested in sponsoring a puppy for Giving Tuesday can visit www.GuideDogs.org/Sponsor-a-Puppy/