Since 1976, NEADS has trained over 1400 assistance dog teams. Your tax-deductible support and philanthropic investment enables us to make a huge difference in the lives of individuals with a disability. With your help, we look forward to the continued training and placement of these incredible assistance dogs.
Popular ways to give
$3,500 - Sponsor a kennel run at NEADS for one year and get photos and progress reports about every canine resident that stays there during training
$1,400 - Name one of the new adorable puppies in our Early Learning Center and be kept up to date on their progress
Any amount! Help a specific client receive their service dog
Include NEADS in your estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or life income gift to join the Kendrick Legacy Fund, named for the first NEADS service dog who paved the way for all others ... and whose legacy continues to lead the way. Gifts to our planned giving program enable us to continue our goal of helping others help themselves through the use of our unparalleled canine assistants.
Everyone has the capacity to leave a legacy, regardless of income. NEADS is totally reliant on private donations, and for future expansion we also depend on the personal benefaction of friends who support our mission in a number of ways. You can donate a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the assets in your will, stock options, annuity or even land. Please contact your financial advisor for guidance on how to include NEADS in your will.
Through the generosity of bequests, NEADS will continue to thrive well into the future. Friends of NEADS continue to support our vision with generous gifts that come after a donor's death. You may make a bequest using a will, trust, retirement assets, or life insurance. Whatever way you choose to include NEADS in your own estate plans, please let us know so that you will become a member of the Kendrick Legacy Fund. Please consult your attorney for the best way to include NEADS in your bequest.
IRA Tax-Free Gifts
If you're over 70, you can use your IRA to make a gift to NEADS...tax free! There are many different ways you can use tax advantages to make a planned gift.
For more information on any of our planned giving options, please contact our donor relations department.
Why support NEADS?
NEADS has earned a four-star rating by Charity Navigator for the last twelve years. Nearly 88 cents of every dollar you donate to NEADS goes directly into programs sponsoring an assistance dog for a child or adult.
We will provide you with a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution made electronically and we will protect your online identity using GeoTrust security. Please be assured, we do not sell, rent, or share donor information to any other entity