OUR MISSION is to enable people with disabilities to gain greater independence and mobility through the use of specially educated dogs.

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ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we depend on generosity of people like you to continue changing lives. Each Assistance Dog costs over $25,000 to raise and educate before being matched with a client, to share a life of self-suffiency and service. Your support allows us to continue our work providing Assistance Dogs to people living with disabilities.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with ECAD and we appreciate all efforts large and small. Choose the option that works best for you and know your support is changing three lives. Thank you!

  • One-Time Donation Making a single donation is just as easy as setting up a recurring donation plan and, just as meaningful! Every dollar makes a difference and ECAD appreciates your support. Make a one-time donation effortlessly using your credit/debit account. Donate Now

  • Monthly Giving By setting up automatic monthly giving options, you can make changing three lives a breeze! Donate as much or as little as you are comfortable with by arranging convenient monthly deductions from your credit/debit account. Become a Hero

  • Corporate Giving
  • Fundraise Becoming an online fundraiser through the tools provided by ECAD is easy and fun. You can create a fundraising page to raise funds for ECAD in support of a client, event, personal occassion and more. Learn More

  • Double YOUR Donation Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs setup by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Learn More

  • Cars for Charity Donate your old, damaged or inoperable vehicle or boat to ECAD. Miles Ahead Car Donations provides a simple process to expedite the nuisance of junk car removal while contributing to a worthy cause. Donate Now

  • In-Kind Giving
  • Bequests & Planned Giving "Planned Gifts" can take many forms. A bequest is the simplest and easiest way to make a significant gift to ECAD after your lifetime. These types of giving provide flexibility as you retain your assets, and can change your mind at any time in order to reflect your modified philanthropic objectives. Learn More

  • Other ways to get involved Volunteer | Attend an Event | ECAD's Wish List
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Employer Giving

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ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we depend on generosity of people like you to continue changing lives.

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ECAD Volunteer Opportunities

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