Matching Gift Challenge

Matching Gift Challenge

The Dorrance Family Foundation Matching Gift Challenge
Double Your Gift – Double Your Impact
Challenge Deadline: September 15, 2016

For every donation made by September 15, 2016 designated for the training campus, The Dorrance Family Foundation will match it dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000. This challenge grant gives supporters the opportunity to double the impact of their donations.

Estimated cost of the Soldier’s Best Friend Training Campus construction project is $750,000. Reaching the goal of The Dorrance Family Foundation Matching Gift Challenge provides the remaining funding needed for construction. Help build the first dedicated training campus for the veterans and dogs in the SBF service dog training program. Your gift will have a lasting impact on these brave heroes, both human and canine, now and for many years in the future.

Description of Project:
Construction of a 4640 sq. ft. training center. Most of the interior space will be flexible and open to accommodate veteran/dog team training sessions. Plans include a small office, reception area, storage, kennel/grooming space. The campus will include: training building, parking lot, open outdoor training space, small administrative office/meeting space.
Capital Project Funding Needs:
  • Construction of training center
  • Building a parking lot
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting and Signage
  • Complete minor improvements to existing administrative office


Benefits of Training Center:TBldgCampus2

  • Serve more veterans per year
  • Rescue more Arizona homeless dogs
  • Increase training hours per week
  • More flexibility in training schedule
  • Offer extended hours for evening and weekend training
  • Provide temporary housing for rescued dogs while in transition
  • Option to partially pretrain dogs in certain circumstances
  • Provide onsite training classes for fosters
  • Create a new community resource
  • Expand volunteer engagement opportunities

Sporting Clay Event Success

Sporting Clay Event Success

Thanks to everyone who volunteered, participated in or sponsored the SBF Sporting Clay event last Saturday. It was a big success and lots of fun. Watch our Facebook page for photos.

 

Groundbreaking 2-18-16

Groundbreaking 2-18-16

Groundbreaking Ceremony – February 18, 2016 – Peoria, AZ

Another milestone reached in the journey toward construction of the first dedicated training campus for our service dog training program. Watch for updates in the coming months.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from everyone at Soldier’s Best Friend. We are looking forward to sharing new developments with you as the year progresses. Watch our website, newsletter and Facebook page for announcements. Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SoldiersBestFriend

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

We are thankful for all our friends and supporters. Thank you for making a difference through your support of the veterans and dogs who are benefiting from our service dog training program. Have a wonderful holiday.

Golf Tournament a Success

Golf Tournament a Success

Thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, volunteers, prize donors and other supporters who helped make this year’s golf tournament a success. Thanks to your generosity and participation, this year’s tournament raised 50% more funding than last year for the SBF program. Thank you!!

Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Honoring all the men and women who have bravely served our country. Thank you for your service.