Absolutely! We have non-profit status in Israel, Canada and the United States. In the UK, we are part of the “gift aid” program where we receive a percentage match from the British government.
Through donations by individuals, foundations, organizations, synagogues and bequests in the UK, Canada, Israel and the United States. In addition, there are many Bar and Bat Mitzvah students who raise funds to sponsor puppies as their Mitzvah Project. Approximately 8% of the annual operating budget is paid by the Israel Ministries of Defense and Welfare.
From breeding to training—including the cost to train the visually impaired partner—we estimate the cost of a Partnership to be USD $32,000. This does not include the other overhead costs involved with running the center. When overhead is factored in, the cost is closer to $43,000 each. Keep in mind that a guide dog works every day, 365 days a year for approximately eight years. This is a life-changing gift to [...]
There is no charge to our clients for the Center’s services which include the dog, the in-residence training in the effective use of the dog, dog handling equipment and follow-up or after-care services.