“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”
– Dorothy Height
Striving to Enhance Communication, Promote Equality & Create Opportunities for Hawaii’s Blind & Visually Impaired
We are Guide Dogs of Hawaii and we’ve been serving Hawaii’s blind and visually impaired residents since 1955. We believe that with appropriate aids, proper training and opportunity, our blind and visually impaired friends and family members may lead meaningful and productive lives. We work directly with the individuals, their teachers, parents and extended support network to identify needs and create ways to overcome challenges at no cost to the individual or family. In fact, we recently helped blind and visually impaired students statewide with technology aids and accessories that would empower them to fully participate in their distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly feel that blind and visually impaired individuals have much to contribute to our community and our passion is woven into everything we do.
Our organization was started to enable our blind and visually impaired residents to obtain guide dogs during the time when state quarantine regulations made it difficult for guide dogs to come into our state and we have been expanding since. We’re looking forward to establishing a permanent home for GDH where our blind and visually impaired residents of any age can come in for continuity services. We invite you to stop by and take a look at the various technologies our clients use to carry out daily activities independently. In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy visiting our site.
Have a passion for giving?
Join Our Team of Volunteers
Volunteers help with activities, events and sometimes special office projects. Contact our office to get involved!
Make a Difference
We operate solely on individual contributions, corporate gifts and grants. Donate and you can be assured that your passionate gift will be spent judiciously.
Honor or Memorialize Your Beloved Dog
Dogs dedicate their entire lives to showering us with love and support. With a donation of $500 or more, have your special friend recognized on our Wall of Hearts page!
Leave An Everlasting Legacy
Leave an everlasting legacy that can make a big difference in the lives of our blind and visually impaired children and seniors by transforming them so they can lead meaningful lives.