My husband Marc was a successful general contractor in Central Florida who was involved in numerous projects within the Disney community.

Dillon is now beginning to recognize when Marc is about to have a seizure, which makes me feel a whole lot better when I have to leave Marc alone.

Four years ago he suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him with severe neurological damage, and he lost his ability to speak. As a result of his injury Marc also suffers from major depression as well as seizures.

Marc, was once a vibrant man, but has now lost his drive and energy to do anything. After all of the surgeries, and countless hours of rehabilitation, Marc has shown little enthusiasm towards his outlook on life and his future.

The addition of Dillon in our lives has been a true blessing. The difference in my husbands behavior, and outlook on life is remarkable. Marc is a changed man. His bouts of depression have improved, and his energy level is totally increased. Marc and Dillon are outside every morning playing ball or Frisbee. He takes Dillon for three walks a day at least.

Our neurologist suggested we look into a service dog to help assist Marc with his seizures. After careful research, we met Jason DeVito the owner of Canines4hope. Jason paired Marc up with Dillon, A two year old German Shepherd Dog who is trained as a seizure response dog for Marc.

Dillon has changed our lives in so many ways that words cannot express my feelings. If you or someone you know, is in a similar situation as Marc or myself, we highly encourage you to explore the benefits of a service dog.

Service Dog Fundraising

How to Raise Money for a Service Dog & Ideas for Service Dog Fundraising

Service dog fundraising can seem a little overwhelming and coming up with ideas can be difficult. With any type of fundraising, it takes time and energy but with devotion, dedication, creative thinking and planning, anyone can fundraise for a service dog.

Canines 4 Hope’s goal is to provide some guidance for anyone who may need to set up a service dog fundraiser and offer some ideas, tips and suggestions that can make your fundraising efforts for a service dog successful and fun.

Steps for starting a Service Dog Fundraising Campaign


Service Dog Fundraising Ideas

Canines 4 Hope has compiled a list of fundraising event ideas to help get those creative juices flowing. You can use many of these event suggestions in one fundraiser, hold multiple fundraisers or direct your friends and family here to this site to help give them ideas on how they can help organize a fundraising event with suggestions and tips to help make it a successful one!

  • Baby and Kids’ Clothes Resale Sale
  • Bakeoff
  • Bake Sale
  • Barbecue Contest
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Birthday Party
  • Beach Cleanup
  • Board Game Tournament
  • Book Club Fundraiser
  • Bowling Event
  • Bonfire Cookout Party
  • Cake Walk
  • Car Detailing
  • Car Wash
  • Card Tournament
  • Carnival
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Chili Dinner
  • Darts Tournament
  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Dog Bakery
  • Dog or Cat Sitting
  • Dog Walking
  • Dog Wash
  • Dunk Tank
  • Face Painting
  • Fish Fry
  • Football Tournament
  • Fundraising Walk
  • Garage Sale
  • Golf Outings
  • Golf Tournament
  • Hayrack Rides Haunted House
  • Hog Roast
  • Holiday Party
  • Hole-in-One Tournament
  • Horseshoe Tournament
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke Night
  • Kickball Tournament
  • Movie Night
  • Music Festival
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Pizza Party
  • Pool Tournament
  • Raffles
  • Rake Leaves
  • Recycle Drive
  • Restaurant Event (Restaurant donates portion of proceeds on specific date)
  • Scrapbook Party
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Shovel Snow
  • Skate Party
  • Silent Auction
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Softball Tournament
  • Talent Contest
  • Theme Dinner Party
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Trivia Night
  • Walk-a-Thon
  • Yard Sale
  • Youth Lock-In

Don't forget to sell tickets to your event or party. Raffle away your donated items. Have a 50/50 draw. Make it fun and have fun!

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