We also welcome you to mail donations to:
Eyes Ears Nose and Paws, Inc.
PO Box 3443
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
We have honor and condolence cards!
If you make a donation in honor of or in memory of a person or animal, we can send a card to let them know. Just make sure you give us the name and address you want the card sent to. Our online donation systems don't have a space for this information, so just email it to email@example.com or call us at 919-408-7292, either before or after you make your donation.
We need your help to change lives!
The work of Eyes Ears Nose and Paws couldn't be accomplished without the help of donors like you. Really.
We train and place assistance dogs in partnerships with people whose lives are transformed by those partnerships. Though our dogs are working dogs (and they love their jobs!), they don't earn money and they can't contribute financially to the cost of their own care and training. Unfortunately, that cost is not insubstantial. It costs over $40,000 to raise, train, and place an assistance dog.
In order to offer our dogs to those who are most in need, we can't require all of our clients to pay the full expense of an assistance dog. For the very reason that an assistance dog will be transformative for them, most clients are in financial stress -- their disabilities affect their daily lives to the degree that it interferes with their finances. This may be because they are unable to work, their medical bills are overwhelming, they have had to change careers, or they have experienced discrimination that led to financial problems. For our clients, these stories are particularly common.
We charge a placement fee of $20,000 for our assistance dogs, and we ask our clients to pay 25%-100% of that fee, based on their ability to pay. Donations are critical to cover the rest of the expense so that we can help clients regardless of their economic situation. Your financial support ensures that we won't have to turn anyone away because of her financial situation.
Eyes Ears Nose and Paws is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, and donations to our organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. However, please note that donations made in support of a placement for a particular individual are generally not tax-deductible, per IRS guidance (IRS Publication 526, page 6, column 2, "Contributions to Individuals", second bullet). Please consult a tax specialist in order to determine the deductibility of your donation.
We need your help to change lives! Any donation you make will bring you into our circle of supporters, without whom this work could not happen. Please make a donation today!