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December 07, 2013

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BENEFITING: GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND INC

EVENT DATE: Jan 25, 2014

Ann Chiappetta

THE STORY:

Dear Family, friends and colleagues,

 

In January 2009, I met Verona, the dog who saved my life by giving  me back my independence. This is all possible because of Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  Through Verona, I was   offered  the opportunity to once again walk the path of blindness with dignity and confidence.

 

January 2014 will celebrate our five year partnership. In the spirit of paying it forward, it is my hope that you will help me by assisting in sponsoring the January 25th, 2014 graduation with a $25 donation, the overall goal being $500. To acknowledge  your support,  for those of you who are local, guiding Eyes is inviting all of you to a pre-graduation lunch and tour of the Guiding Eyes campus as a way to thank you for your gift.

 

Here are some guide dog facts to help understand just how much time and effort is invested into them.

Currently, there over 1000 working  Guiding Eyes teams.
Cost per dog: Approximately $45,000 to breed, raise, train and match a dog, as well as to support the team throughout their lifetime together.  Both guide dogs and autism service dogs are provided to their handlers at no charge.
Over 7000 teams have graduated from Guiding Eyes since  it began in 1954

Volunteers: More than 1,400 people support the Guiding Eyes mission in a number of roles, including puppy raising, fostering members of our breeding colony, socializing our pups and dogs in training and assisting with events, administrative tasks and special projects.
About 470 pups are weaned annually - 92% Labs, 8% German Shepherds
About half of dogs bred become guide dogs, autism service dogs or join the breeding program

Courtesy of www.guidingeyes.org

Now that you know a little bit more about this distinctive and dedicated organization,   I can’t think of any more appropriate way to share the gift of independence with my family, friends, and colleagues. Hosting the January 2014 graduation celebration would mean so much to us and with your support, we can make it happen. In addition to the lunch and campus tour, there will even be puppies available for paw-o-graphs and a kennel tour.

 

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  • Anonymous

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  • Ann Chiappetta

    $25

  • Becky Davidson

     

  • Myla and Chris

    $50

  • Albert and Brian

    $65

  • Terri & Cheryll

    $75

  • pirate piggles

    $50

  • Fran Stachnik and Jim Siano

    $100

  • Lee Toterhi

    $25

  • Mike and Tom

    $50

  • Ann Chiappetta

    $10

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101% Raised of $500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Ann Chiappetta

Ann Chiappetta

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Mike and Tom

Mike and Tom

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lee Toterhi

Lee Toterhi

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Fran Stachnik and Jim Siano

Fran Stachnik and Jim Siano

DONATION: $100

Great Organization!!! 4 years ago

pirate piggles

pirate piggles

DONATION: $50

benny hill 4 years ago

Terri & Cheryll

Terri & Cheryll

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Albert and Brian

Albert and Brian

DONATION: $65

4 years ago

Myla and Chris

Myla and Chris

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Becky Davidson

Becky Davidson

Lawson and I will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary same month. 4 years ago

Ann Chiappetta

Ann Chiappetta

DONATION: $25

with love to Guiding Eyes 4 years ago