“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.
Have a passion for giving?
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 (email@example.com) or call us at (808) 941-1088.
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.
Honor or memorialize your beloved dog
Honor or memorialize your beloved dog on our Wall of Hearts with a donation of $500.00.
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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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
- A Dog’s Purpose – Vert Magazine
- [HAWAII NEWS NOW] Guide Dogs of Hawaii holds its first mass training for blind, visually impaired clients
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.
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
|A glimpse in History||
Jul 05, 2022
Join us as we meet some people, visit the places and experience the moment that made history on October 19, 1814. let’s learn how the song writer’s relationship with race and slavery shaped our national anthem. In person/virtual activity.
Jul 06, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Let’s get together and celebrate GDH’s 67th anniversary at GDH Cafe, you can enjoy coffee from koko crater coffee and pastries from our continental menu at no charge! Bring a friend or family member or two for a relaxed social hour. Cafe hours are 10am to 1pm. Reservations only.
|Young @ Heart Women’s Book Club||
Jul 07, 2022
Women getting together to discuss what they learned from reading their book for the month. A great way to exercise the mind with a few women who enjoy the same hobby. Interested in joining? Contact Aloha for more information. In-person and virtual activity. Books to read are: “11th Hour” by James Patterson and Hawaii’s Forgotten History: 1900-1999: The Good, The Bad, The Embarrassing” by Rich Budnick
Jul 07, 2022
Crata is excited to share and show others how to create keychain using colored twine and glue. In person activity.
Jul 12, 2022
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.