Service Clubs

If you are a representative of a service club, fraternity or sorority not affiliated with the below organizations, please give us a call at 1-800-572-2275 to see how your members can help support Canine Companions.

person in lion costume for the lyons club next to a canine companions puppyLions Project for Canine Companions (LPCC)

Lions Club participation dates back to Canine Companions’ very beginnings in the mid-1970s. Lions in Northern California were the first volunteers recruited by Canine Companions to serve as puppy raisers and breeder caretakers. Interest grew and the Lions Project for Canine Companions was born in 1983 to create awareness and provide support for Canine Companions. Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs across the United States support through a Club Membership, fundraisers and volunteer program. Through the support and donations from clubs across 26 states in the nation, Lions Project has donated over $4.6 million to Canine Companions.

Lions Project has a wide range of awards available that honor individuals and club members while making donations. For more information on becoming involved or awards, please contact:
Sarah Haberthur, National Administrator
• web: www.lpcanine.org*
• phone: 707-577-1774
• email: lions@canine.org

General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)

GFWC President Marian Simmons-St. Clair with Puppy Sims.
GFWC President Marian Simmons-St. Clair with Puppy Sims.

Canine Companions is proud of its long association with the General Federation for Women’s Clubs, which has generously supported Canine Companions for decades through generous donations of time and funds. As an affiliate organization, Canine Companions partners with the GFWC to raise awareness of and support for our mission.

The GFWC includes more than 6,500 clubs in the United States and more than 20 countries. Its members are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service, advocacy and more. Canine Companions participates in club, district, state and national meetings and conventions by providing materials and people to tell the Canine Companions story and showcase what our service dogs can do. Canine Companions recognizes the top clubs and state federations at the annual GFWC international convention. To learn more about the great work of GFWC and to find a club near you, visit gfwc.org.*

For GFWC members who would like more information or to request brochures or a presentation, please call 1-800-572-BARK (2275) or contact us here.

Canine Companions is proud to have many of the GFWC chapters supporting our organization and mission. Thank you!

ScoutingA young man in a Boy Scout uniform sits next to his yellow Labrador service dog with American flags in the background.

Canine Companions partners with Scouts to provide service projects that benefit both the children and teens and our constituents. Often, scouting groups in search of a project to satisfy their community engagement hours, or individuals pursuing an elite Scout rank, choose Canine Companions. We offer a breadth of opportunities to build important skills, goals and relationships. Past projects have included refurbishing outdoor spaces, finding solutions to challenges for our clients with disabilities and more.

Looking for more ways to get involved? Call us at 1-800-572-BARK (2275).

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