• Honor Them With A Life Changing Gift

    Whether at school, at work or at play, you can support the life changing programs of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids!

    Sponsor a Child

    Join us in doing something purely good ... something you can be proud of ... something that makes an impact. Join us in helping local children with disabilities and change a life

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    Other Ways to Give

    Find a way to continuously support W.A.G.S 4 Kids

    Fundraise With Us

    Get creative and work with us to create your own fundraising opportunity!

  • Sponsor A W.A.G.S. Kid

    Meet Alizay

    Mission: $8,000 Family Fundraising

    Alizay Mikayla Norris was born November second of 2000 to parents Joseph and Katie Norris. Being a week overdue after a completely normal pregnancy Katie’s Doctor decided to have her labor induced. Read More

     

    Meet Andrew

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Meet Andrew, up until a few days after his seventeenth birthday Andrew was a typical American teenager. He wanted to finish high school, join the Coast Guard, and go to college. Then a tragic accident changed his world forever. Read More

    Meet Cade

    Mission: $8,000 Family Fundraising

    Cade is a fun loving free spirited little boy. He loves to play video games, watch YouTube on the computer, and watch sponge bob. He also loves to collect antiques and go to auctions. Cade is almost 11 years old and has mild autism and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was born 10 weeks early and spent 6 weeks in the NICU. Read More

    Meet Christopher

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    At the age of 3, he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Apraxia, and a Sleep Disorder. A service dog would be a great help to Christopher and could aid him and give him comfort during his times of frustration. It could also increase his independence with daily tasks while increasing his confidence and self esteem as he grows into a young man. Read More

    Meet Courtney & Cooper

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    A service dog to serve both children mainly for emotional support would be a huge benefit to our family. We are pretty restricted to our home right now as most places they have a ‘time limit’ or can’t tolerate at all. Taking a service dog with us everywhere would be a tremendous help in coping with the anxiety they both have over loud, crowded, places. Read More

    Meet Jack

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Jack is 12 years old and was diagnosed with autism before his 2nd birthday. Jack has had intensive ABA therapy since he was very young and every year we have had to write a goal for him. We have written the same goal every year: “We would like for Jack to be able to have typical social relationships, develop independence, and have a rich, rewarding life.” We truly believe that a service dog will go a long way toward helping Jack achieve this goal! Read More

    Meet Mia, Khloe & Brian

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Meet The Neely Trio Mia, Khloe, and Brian Neely. All three of these siblings are clinically diagnosed with Autism, and are all on different levels of the Spectrum. Every one of these siblings would benefit from the AMAZING love, compassion and companionship that Autism Service dogs have to offer. Read More

    Meet Nick

    Mission: $8,000 Family Fundraising

    This kid is full of spirit...he's always in a good mood...friends and family describe Nick as strong and brave...and he's a survivor. Chardon High School shooting survivor, Nick Walczak, then-17, was shot twice in the neck, once in the back and once in the arm. One of the bullets pierced his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed. Read More

    Meet Raeanne

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    In June 2016 she was evaluated and diagnosed with Autism. Together we are finding ways to make life easier and more comfortable for Rae. To help make her safe and to find the routine that works best. There is super hard days but that one day where she reaches a new milestone and shows complete happiness takes all the hard days away. We love Rae just the way she is and couldn't imagine her any other way. She is one of the happiest girls I've ever met. She's never been able to say "mommy i love you" but when she runs over and touches me with her forehead thats her way of saying it. she's made me laugh harder, love stronger and dream bigger than I ever thought i could! Read More

    Meet Robbie

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Welcome to the bewildering world of a 7-year-old fellow named Robbie. The eldest of three siblings, Robbie never cooed as an infant, or responded to his name, or interacted with other tots. At age two, he began having meltdowns. He didn’t begin to speak until age 4, about the time he was diagnosed with autism. Read More

    Meet Rory

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    At the age of 7, in August, 2015, he was diagnosed with generalized seizures. His brain was constantly seizing which would cause him to have short term memory loss. It was difficult for him to learn new things. When he was told to do something, he would start doing it, then his brain would seize and reboot. Read More

     

    Meet Tiarra

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Tiarra is our loving 9-year-old daughter who is non-verbal and diagnosed with Autism, Anxiety, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder. She faces many daily challenges and we are so excited to have found a way that will greatly help ease some of these hardships: Tiarra is in desperate need of a service dog!

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    You can also mail a check to:

    W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

    112 E. Center Street

    Berea, OH 44017

     

    Please make a memo note that your donation is for your Sponsored Child

  • Legacy Giving

    As the year begins, renew your plans to give, and help W.A.G.S. 4 Kids give the gift of a friend for life.

    Working Animals Giving Service for Kids is unlike any other service dog training organization.

     

    Your bequests and life income gifts help W.A.G.S. 4 Kids empower the disabled youth of Northeast Ohio through the partnership of a mobility service or autism spectrum service dog trained by the inmates of Grafton Correctional Institution who learn all the lessons of a way to live better.

     

    Because of your charitable giving:

    • No need for parents to uproot their family, spend thousands of dollars traveling thousands of miles to a training facility to receive a service dog. We start in the home and we never leave. Your family is our family—because all a family should worry about is helping their child.
    • Children with special needs and their families are empowered physically, mentally, emotionally and more through the partnership of a custom trained mobility service or autism service dog. Because every child deserves a friend for life.
    • ODRC Apprentices are certified as Service Dog Trainers, provided training, education, and technical assistance as part of the ODRC’s Offender Workforce Development. The workshop is designed to enhance the employability of individuals with a criminal history.
    • 100% of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids funding comes from individual contributors and local partnerships , so W.A.G.S. 4 Kids has the freedom to focus on what matters most— empowering children with special needs regardless of their financial situation.

    Find the Right Gift

  • Memorials and Dedications

    Your donation in memory or in honor of a loved one ensures that your loved one’s legacy goes on to empower children with special needs and their families physically, mentally, emotionally and more through the partnership of a custom trained mobility service or autism service dog. Because every child deserves a friend for life.

    Naming Opportunities

    Interested in naming a future W.A.G.S. service dog to honor a special occasion or a loved one? A donation of $5,000 or more will name a dog, provides in-home transition training for a child & their service dog, and change a child's life.

  • Create a Fund

    Because of you, children with special needs are empowered through the partnership of a service dog.

    Thank you for bringing your ideas to support W.A.G.S. 4 Kids! If you're looking for a way to fundraise on your own terms, you've come to the right place.
    Whether you're hosting a golf tournament, donating proceeds from a garage sale or starting a “Coins for Kids” campaign, we're here to help you as you help W.A.G.S. 4 Kids.


    Because 100% of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids funding comes from individual contributors and local partnerships, W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is focused on what matters most— empowering children with special needs regardless of their financial situation.
    Tools you'll get:

    • personal fundraising website
    • email templates to send to friends and family
    • fundraising tips

    Personalized gift funds are a wonderful way to honor or remember someone special. Because of you, no parent has to uproot their family, spending thousands of dollars and travelling thousands of miles to a training facility in order to receive a service dog. We start in the home and we never leave your side. Your family is our family—because all a family should worry about is helping their child.

    Share your special occasion with W.A.G.S.' kids

    Raise funds in honor of a special person or event with a personalized W.A.G.S. 4 Kids web page that can be shared with friends and family. Dedicate your birthday, wedding, retirement party or other special occasion to W.A.G.S.’ kids so that someday they can have those moments too. Contact us to register your event today!

  • Give new meaning to ‘work-life balance’

    Rally your co-workers to help W.A.G.S.’ kids.

    Organize an Office Fundraiser

    Easy and fun, giving events can be a great opportunity for team-building in your workplace. Supporting W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is a great reason to get your team together to enjoy some food and fun. Here's some ideas to get you started:

    • Coins for Kids

    • Bake sales

    • Sports tournaments

    • Contact us for more ideas!

    Payroll Deductions

    Have your gift deducted from your paycheck. It's quick, easy and the most efficient way you can give to W.A.G.S. 4 Kids in the workplace. Present this pledge form to your payroll representative to get started helping the kids of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids with your next paycheck.

     

    Make an even bigger impact by organizing a company-wide payroll deduction sign-up event! Set a goal for total number of signups or a percentage of staff. Need help organizing? Contact us!

    Does your company match employee donations?

    If so you could double or even triple your gifts if your company is a matching gifts partner. Check to see if your company will match your donation.

  • Make A Gift.

    Make a tax-deductible donation to W.A.G.S. 4 Kids and change the life of a child living with mobility disabilities, mental health challenges and autism spectrum disorders.

    Donating Offline

    If you would prefer to contribute by mail, please send a check to the address below and include "web gift" in the memo field:

     

    W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
    ATTN Web Gift
    112 East Center Street

    Berea, OH 44017
    Tax ID #: 20-5520973

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