• 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 Allen

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Allen has an 11 year old neurotypical brother who sacrifices opportunities of his own so that mom can be home with Allen. If Allen was able to be comfortable in public with the assistance of an autism spectrum service dog, the family would gain more opportunities as well. Please help Allen reach his goals by donating to his service dog fund. We are extremely appreciative. Read More

    Meet Aubrey

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundaising

    Aubrey is a very smart and fun loving little girl with a smile that lights up any room. Though Aubrey has come a long way since beginning services, her lack of confidence and sensory processing challenges prevent her from trying and enjoying new, and even familiar activities with the family. Often, she will completely shut down: she will sit, or even lay on the floor covering her ears and will “take cover” from whatever is happening around her. Having a service dog would provide Aubrey with comfort and confidence and would open a whole new world of possibilities for her. 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 Ethan

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    An autism spectrum service dog could help Ethan is so many ways: help interrupt his STIM behavior, love him up when he’s frustrated, be that key to meeting other 5 year old boys and girls, just to name a few. This is hope. Your donation is hope.

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    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 Michael

    Mission: $9,000 Family Fundraising

    Michael was born in 2003 with Mowat-Wilson Syndrome- a rare genetic disorder that can affect your brain, heart, GI system, urinary system, and more. Michael has severe developmental delays and very limited speech (about 50 words), however he can understand. I believe, with our support and a service dog at his side, Michael can conquer his world more confidently and safely. We are very excited for this new chapter in his life! 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

    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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