Donations


Christian and his North Star dog Rusty.

At North Star Foundation, we believe our nonprofit status is at the very heart of our endeavor. Many families with children who face special challenges are struggling both financially and emotionally to provide for them. North Star dogs are placed with families based upon a sliding scale when funds are available to mitigate their disability or ease the pain associated with a trauma or a loss.

Due to the nature of the intensive and specific training each dog receives, along with the considerable follow up services we provide, money is greatly needed to support these placements. Clients on our waiting list now include a young boy with Down's syndrome, a foster child who has been recently adopted, and a family with two autistic children. Your generous contribution will reduce the time they must spend on the waiting list which we struggle to keep short.

Your money can help a child who faces a challenge to meet his or her social, emotional and educational needs. All donations are tax deductible as well as greatly appreciated.

North Star Foundation offers packages of information for the following suggested donation levels. (Packages can also be sent to a third party with a message of your choice enclosed stating that a donation has been made to North Star Foundation in their name). 

All packages come with a free ½ hour phone consultation with Executive Director
Patty Dobbs Gross.
  

North Star Videos

$25

Your donation of $25 helps to purchase an identifying North Star vest, which allow North Star dogs to accompany their children in public and minimize public access issues. To support North Star’s work with children who face challenges you can receive a copy of THE GOLDEN BRIDGE: A Guide to Assistance Dog Placement for Children Challenged by Autism or Related Developmental Disabilities by Patty Dobbs Gross (Purdue University Press/July 2006)  or one DVD from our library(“Northern Lights,” “Home Before Dark,” and “Raising Your North Star”)

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$50

Your donation of $50 feeds a North Star pup for 3 months. You can receive a copy of THE GOLDEN BRIDGE: A Guide to Assistance Dog Placement for Children Challenged by Autism or Related Developmental Disabilities by Patty Dobbs Gross(Purdue University Press/July 2006) and one of the three DVDs that we produce (“Northern Lights,” “Home Before Dark,” and “Raising Your North Star”)

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$75

Your donation of $75 covers the cost of training equipment and toys for a litter of North Star puppies. Y ou can receive a copy of THE GOLDEN BRIDGE: A Guide to Assistance Dog Placement for Children Challenged by Autism or Related Developmental Disabilities by Patty Dobbs Gross (Purdue University Press/July 2006) and two of the three DVDs we have to offer (“Northern Lights,” “Home Before Dark,” and “Raising Your North Star”)

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$100

Your donation of $100 pays for the spaying or neutering a North Star dog. You can receive a copy of THE GOLDEN BRIDGE: A Guide to Assistance Dog Placement for Children Challenged by Autism or Related Developmental Disabilities by Patty Dobbs Gross (Purdue University Press/July 2006) and all three DVDs from our training library (“Northern Lights,” “Home Before Dark,” and “Raising Your North Star”)

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$250

Your donation of $250 pays for the average cost of a training class for a North Star dog.

Another amount

$5,000

Please consider sponsoring an individual child. Several children from families that require deep subsidies are currently waiting for their North Star dog. Your generous donation of $5,000 will sponsor a child's placement and allow it to begin immediately. This level of giving will enable you to help select the child you would like to support, if desired, and to follow your placement's progress in the coming years

Please contact Patty Dobbs Gross to learn more about this level of support.

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We also accept donations of any other amount.

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Please make your check or money order out to North Star Foundation, and send it to the following address:

North Star Foundation
c/o Patty Dobbs Gross
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268

Our tax ID number is: EIN # 06-1589586.

Thank you in advance for your kind support!

In a sky full of shifting stars it takes only one constant beacon to make all the difference to a small wanderer. You can help North Star to light a child's way to a happy and healthy adulthood. Thank you for helping us to keep our North Star shining brightly in the sky...

Our progress with all our placements, along with our financial records, are wide open to review. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments you may have concerning North Star Foundation.

North Star Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization (EIN # 06-1589586). Your donation is tax deductible, along with being greatly appreciated.

Callie with North Star pup Piper.


Please help support the North Star Foundation and donate now!