Illini Service Dogs is something near and dear to my heart. I have volunteered with them for 3 years, and every year is better than the last!
Please see below an exerpt from Illini Service Dogs
"At Illini Service Dogs, our mission is to provide world class service dogs to individuals who have a physical disability. We do this by providing University of Illinois students with the unprecedented opportunity to train service dogs & engage with the disability community. Student members work 1-on-1 with our service dogs in training to provide the optimal skill set that the receiving individual needs. During this process, we envision that each student will gain a unique perspective of disability culture & rights while taking part in a positive social experience. We believe that through community education, advocating for disability rights and providing service dogs 100% free of charge, we are making the world a better place, four paws at a time."
Illini service dogs is 100% funded through donations which means every little bit counts. Whether you can contribute $1 or $10,000, no amount is too small.
$1 - Pays for a dog treat!
$5 - Pays for a dog collar, leash, or a toy
$10 - Pays for some training supplies
$30 - Pays for a bag of dog food
$50 - Pays for a month's worth of heartworm and flea/tick prevention for a dog
$100 - Pays for a service dog vest, dog crate, or training supplies
$500 - Pays for a puppy spay or neuter