HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giving Tuesday is an international day of activism and charitable giving during the holiday season. Â
A local organization isÂ asking for you to consider giving to them to help the disabled gain more independence.
Susquehanna Services Dogs raises, trains, and places service dogs to assist children and adults with disabilitiesÂ to become more independent.Â
To meet services dogs, hug puppies or donate stop by the bell tower in StrawberryÂ Square Tuesday between 5:00 amÂ to 5:00 pm.Â
Susquehanna Services Dogs was founded 25 years ago by volunteers. There are ways to give other than financially. The organization requiresÂ hundreds of volunteers every year,Â including puppy huggers, puppy sitters, raising and training the dogs andÂ maintaining the property.Â
According to their website with a $100 donation, you can provide a harness for a service dog to wear in public. With a $200 donation, you can provide all of the items that are given to a partner when they complete team training with their new service dog including a leash, collar,Â food bowl and more. For $1,500, you can name a dog that will make all the difference in a person’s life.Â
For more information on donating or volunteering, go to the SusquehannaÂ Service Dogs websiteÂ here.Â