Donate to Merlin's KIDS today!
Merlin’s Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and help many children and families that cannot afford a service dog. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and train shelter dogs into service dogs for children with special needs, disabled war veterans, police/fire/EMT health detection dogs, and facility therapy dogs. We provide certified service dogs for:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Cancer and Disease Detection
Cortisol / Stress Alert
WAYS TO GIVE
1. Become a Sponsor
It takes a village to raise a special needs child, rescue and train a service dog,
and make the world a better place.
Consider joining the Merlin's Kids family by contributing a large gift to make a big impact.
2. Give A Matching Gift
Does your employer offer a non-profit corporate match? Donations matched by companies help us even more! Every dollar can be doubled, tripled, or even quadroupled through corporate matching.
Learn more about corporate matching here:
3. Donate Land
Our program is nation-wide and constantly expanding. If you own a property conducive to housing dogs, you can receive tax benefits to donate a portion of your land to Merlin's Kids. We currently have a Canine Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Training Center in Missouri, and are looking to open training facilities in: AZ, CA, GA, Il, MD, MI, NJ, TX.
4. In-Kind Donations
Want to give us something tangible that will make a huge difference for our dogs and children? We need several items to keep the Merlin's Kids Canine Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Training Center operational.
5. Sponsor a Dog
We have over 50 dogs in our care that typically remain in training from 6 months to 2 years. This sponsorship will help us provide food and medical care for our service dogs. Your name will be listed on our website and displayed on “Our Heroes” wall at Merlin’s Kids Canine Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Training Center.
6. Sponsor a Child
Depending on the needs of the child, a service dog costs Merlin's Kids $10,000-$25,000. Please consider helping us reduce our waiting list so we can help more children and save more dogs.
7. Free Ways to Give
Just by doing everyday tasks like online shopping, walking your dog, and surfing the web, you can give back to Merlin's Kids.