“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

Aloha, Friends of GDH!

Because of givers like you, our organization have been  able to have an impact or influence in our community. With your support, we’re partnering with other nonprofits, community businesses and groups,  sending youths on a variety of camp events to build social skills and relationships, promoting equal access to education by providing technology and training to youths, Assisting adults prepare for higher education or employment, and ensuring the health and wellness of our seniors. Together, we can make a difference.

The annual Aloha United Way and Combined Federal Campaigns are underway today and your help will really count.

Ways to Give Today

Aloha United Way: Our partner agency number is 96160

Combined Federal Campaign: Our Agency code is 86619

If you would rather give directly, you can use the link below or send a check or money order directly to us at:

Guide Dogs of Hawaii 715 S King Street #110 Honolulu, HI 96813

DONATE Join us in helping the blind & visually impaired conquer barriers

With your help of $20.00, together, we will help our blind and visually impaired residents conquer barriers

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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Have a passion for giving?

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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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In Memory of Ramon

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.

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Shop With Amazon Smile

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Login with your Amazon account.
  3. Search for and Select “Guide Dogs of Hawaii (Adaptive Aids, Canines and Advocacy for the Blind)

Note: When shopping in your web browser, shop at smile.amazon.com.

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Friends Paving the Way Forward

Join our Friends Paving the Way Forward Giving Program, where our treasured community of monthly donors find it to be the safest, simplest, and most effective way to support blind and visually impaired Youths and adults as they adapt to ever-changing circumstances.

GDH In The News

Podcasts

Guide dogs of Hawaii Voice News

Guide Dogs of Hawaii provide monthly snapshots of events and articles on various topics relating to guide dog optimal wellness and others.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Connect the Dots

Blind and visually impaired young adults write and host podcasts wherepeople can come together to share experiences and learn from each other

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Upcoming Events

Title Time Location
Pillars for a successful college and employment experience Oct 03, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

5 day workshop for high school students to prepare for a successful college and employment experience afrer graduation. This workshop will help you build your knowledge and skills to face adulthood with confidence. Seats are limited, so enroll now with Tehani. meals and supplies included. Free workshop for GDH high school clients.

Fall Youth break Oct 03, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blind and visually impaired youth grade 1 and up are invited to participate in a variety of activities. Halloween arts & crafts, music and dance, games and more! Snacks included. In person activity.

Guide Dogs 808 Oct 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Local guide dog teams from different training centers share stories about their relationship with their guide dog. If you are an active guide dog team, you are welcome to join. Contact us for more information. today’s topic: Guide Dogs Halloween Costume Party. In person activity.

Blackjack Oct 10, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you feeling lucky? Join us for a game of Blackjack or also known as 21. Bring your luck and play to win prizes. In person activity.

White cane jewlery making Oct 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dangling white cane pieces are waiting to be adorned on someone’s ears or on a neck chain. Come in and make a pair for yourself or someone you know! In person activity.

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