Guide Dogs of Hawaii

Phone (808) 941 - 1088

Email info@guidedogsofhawaii.org

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“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”

– Dorothy Height

Striving to Enhance Communication, Promote Equality & Create Opportunities for Hawaii’s Blind & Visually Impaired

We are Guide Dogs of Hawaii and we’ve been serving Hawaii’s blind and visually impaired residents since 1955.  We believe that with appropriate aids, proper training and opportunity, our blind and visually impaired friends and family members may lead meaningful and productive lives. We work directly with the individuals, their teachers, parents and extended support network to identify needs and create ways to overcome challenges at no cost to the individual or family. In fact, we recently helped blind and visually impaired students statewide with technology aids and accessories that would empower them to fully participate in their distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly feel that blind and visually impaired individuals have much to contribute to our community and our passion is woven into everything we do.  

Our organization was started to enable our blind and visually impaired residents to obtain guide dogs during the time when state quarantine regulations made it difficult for guide dogs to come into our state and we have been expanding since. We’re looking forward to establishing a permanent home for GDH where our blind and visually impaired residents of any age can come in for continuity services.  We invite you to stop by and take a look at the various technologies our clients use to carry out daily activities independently.   In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy visiting our site.

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Join our wonderful team of volunteers

Join our wonderful team of volunteers, many of whom have been with us for years! Volunteers help with activities, events and sometimes special office projects. For information email us (info@guidedogsofhawaii.org) or call us at (808) 941-1088.

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Make a Difference

Make a Difference. We operate solely on individual contributions, corporate gifts and grants.  Donate and you can be assured that your passionate gift will be spent judiciously.

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Honor or memorialize your beloved dog

Honor or memorialize your beloved dog on our Wall of Hearts with a donation of $500.00.

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Leave an everlasting legacy

Leave an everlasting legacy that can make a big difference in the lives of our blind and visually impaired children and seniors by transforming them so they can lead meaningful lives. Learn about Planned Giving & Endowment.

Upcoming Events

Title Time Location
Guide Dogs 808 Dec 07, 2021
1:00 pm

Topic: Keeping our dogs safe during the festive and noisy holidays

Acrylic Art Dec 08, 2021
2:00 pm

Get creative and make custom acrylic gifts this holiday season.

A Glimpse in History Dec 09, 2021
2:00 pm

A Scrooge for the ages: Join us as we meet some people, visit the places and experience the moment that made history on December 27, 1853. On a freezing, snowy night in Birmingham, England, 2,000 people have lined up outside the town hall. They’ve braved the temperatures for a landmark performance, Charles Dickens’ first reading of A Christmas Carol. The tale will become an international sensation and beloved Christmas tradition. Vincent Price presents a classic 1949 rendition of the story , so you can decide for yourself: What is it about A Christmas Carol that’s endured for over 150 years?

 

Hawaiian Christmas Carols Dec 14, 2021
2:00 pm

Come together to share and learn a few Hawaiian and local Christmas carols that all locals of Hawaii should know!

Name that Christmas Tune Dec 15, 2021
2:00 pm

Join others in this fun game that will be sure to brighten your holiday spirits.

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