Thank You ♥

Operation At Ease relies on the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and grantors. The profound impact of their generosity radiates far beyond mere financial assistance; it is a beacon of hope that illuminates the path toward a brighter future. Their selfless commitment fuels our endeavors, ensuring that we can extend a lifeline to veterans who have sacrificed for our nation’s security and well-being. With every donation they make, every partnership they forge, they play an integral role in bridging the gap between veterans and the resources they require to rebuild and thrive. They truly make it possible for us to continue to help veterans, save dogs, and change lives.

We couldn’t do what we do without the continued support from all our sponsors!

Operation At Ease is a grateful recipient of a $60,000 grant from The Schenectady Foundation.

The Schenectady Foundation was established in 1963 to benefit the people who live and work in Schenectady County, NY. To date they have invested more than $31 million into our communities, and plan to commit about $2 million in grants and scholarships in 2024.

Annual Pig Bowl
Recipients 2022 & 2023

The Schenectady Police Department and Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department hold an annual Pig Bowl game to fundraise for various causes in the area.

Bark, Brew & Tattoo Annual Event
Recipients 2022

Bark Brew & Tattoo is a 501c.3 non-profit organization that plans and hosts community charity fundraising events in the upstate NY region. Their mission is to educate, advocate and donate in support of shelters/rescues that house many bully breeds.

And thanks to all of our online donors!

  1. Anonymous

    In Honor of Travis J. Miller.
  2. Phil, Meredith, Lucy & Emma Reece

    In memory of Travis Miller
  3. Amelia Silver

  4. Kelsey Whalen

    Lucy's Bar Veteran Night - Finally picking up a bit since January
  5. Karen Wentz

    Thank you for your dedication to our veterans. I appreciate all that you do to help .
  6. Michael Kaiser

  7. Anonymous

  8. Timothy Willox

  9. Micah Williams

  10. Anna Ruan

  11. Devery Gara

    Thank you for all you are doing! We are so glad to be able to support your awesome cause. And it was so great to meet the pups today, I love Esther so much, she is a total doll. <3
  12. Kate Curry

  13. Jacob Constantine

    We love our Veterans and appreciate all they have given.
  14. Cathy Hasselbach

  15. Jennifer Richards

    Skano ECHO Club
  16. Heidi Decker

    Skano ECHO club
  17. Maria Kunz

    My son is a retired veteran and my husband was a first responder for over 55 years until his dementia made it impossible to continue.
  18. Amy Marsh

    Skano ECHO Club
  19. Jason Duke

  20. Amanda Liggett

    From the fundraiser 5k I hosted, happy to help and hope to see you all soon!
  21. Clinton Mixon

  22. Anonymous

    I was inspired with your story and feel this to be a worthy organization to accept my donation. My husband was an Army veteran.
  23. Ann Burns

  24. Barbara Davis

    Learned about your organization on our local Spectrum News channel and am so grateful for people like you! Keep doing what you're doing and if you ever have an event in Central NY (Utica area) I'd love to be a part of it!
  25. Carla Allen

    Thank you for all you do for Vets and shelter dogs! ❤
  26. Cathy Bergh

    My father was a vet from WWII, volunteered when he was 18. His best friend died on a mission. My husband and A close friend of ours is a Vietnam vet and went through hell. Vets deserve all the help available and your mission to give vets the chance at a real life.
  27. Lisa Wood

    In memory of Eugene FitzPatrick
  28. Walter Silva

  29. Anonymous

    CIS Cares donation on behalf of our employee: Chris McCullar
  30. Anonymous

  31. Elizabeth (Betsy) Casarella

    In memory of my Uncle, a Navy veteran who recently passed away, who loved and got a kick out of his pack of Golden Retrievers he and my Aunt and cousins had over the decades.
  32. Dennis FitzPatrick

    In Memory of Eugene F. FitzPatrick, US Navy Vet and great Dad
  33. Bridget Halpin

    I am making this donation in loving memory of Eugene F. Fitzpatrick of Delmar, NY the dear father of my friend Maggie Friers.
  34. Robert Hedderman

    In memory of Eugene FitzPatrick Robert and Linda Hedderman
  35. Ann Ashworth

    In memory of Eugene FitzPatrick
  36. Teresa Lawlor

    I am donating in remembrance of Eugene Fitzpatrick from Delmar, NY.
  37. Joseph Farrell

    Given in fond memory of former teaching colleague at BCHS, Eugene Fitzpatrick. With appreciation for his compassion, empathy and sense of life’s fun and fulfilling joys!
  38. Jane & Keith Hightower

    In memory of Eugene F. FitzPatrick
  39. Schenectady Yacht Club

    Our Board of Directors concurred that yours is a worthwhile organization, and voted to make this donation.
  40. Mark Randles

    This donation is in honor of Eugene FitzPatrick who recent passed on 1/9/24. Please inform his family. I can provide contact information if necessary. Thanks.
  41. Kristen Barkenhagen

  42. Anonymous

    In honor of Dr. Virginia Jarvis for her care of animals and humans.
  43. Donna McCart

  44. Annmarie Seaburg

  45. Anonymous

  46. Mariann McBride

  47. Anne Johnson

    Another class for Honey 🙂
  48. Anonymous

  49. Anonymous

  50. Kathryn Bamberger

  51. Anonymous

  52. Kara Merendo

  53. Anonymous

    In Loving memory of Harry the Happy dog and Karma, the cat loved over thousands of miles. Four-legged friends of Steve and Claudia Flanders, they gave many years of love and light to family and friends.
  54. Anonymous

  55. Maria Malm

    Donated in memory of the late Robert M. Welch, Army Veteran - Ballston Spa, NY. Sincerely, Mrs. Malm and Mrs. Marcincuk, Ballston Spa High School We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
  56. Amy Hanley

  57. Haleh Struzinsky

  58. Kathren Hopkins-Keller

  59. Renee Bache

  60. Lucy\'s Bar

  61. Angela Consolo

  62. Maria Orozco

  63. Matt Guidarelli

  64. Dacia Proper

  65. Lori Coalts

  66. Ashley Villa

  67. Amber Tribley

  68. Barbara Thomas

  69. Lorenzo Murray

  70. Anonymous

  71. Patricia Calhoun

  72. Anonymous

  73. Christine Taber

  74. Amber Tribley

  75. William DiBuono

  76. Robert and Florence Glasser

  77. Rocky J D\'Adamo MSgt USAF RET

  78. Bradley Curth

  79. Anonymous

  80. Patricia Swiatocha

Becoming A ​Sponsor Is Easy

Sponsor a Team or Event – The Choice Is Yours!


Sponsoring an Operation At Ease event provides you with a great opportunity to show your company’s support of an important cause while connecting with the community to build your brand awareness.

The diversity of our events guarantees that your business will reach a different demographic of people each time. We will put your company name in front of hundreds of consumers and you can feel good about supporting our local veteran resource group and otherwise unwanted dogs at the same time.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in becoming a sponsor and hope that you will feel as strongly as we do about supporting our veterans and their right for immediate support from a service dog.

Sponsor a Team

Sponsor an OAE service dog team today and feel good knowing you're helping to change their tomorrows. This sponsorship provides funding for any necessary adoption fees and training tools needed to be successful in the program. You will receive a certificate of appreciation and an email notification with photo once they have graduated from the program.

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