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News & Events

Tuesday, March 4th: Palm Beach Wine Tasting
Amy Dixon and Guiding Eyes dog Elvis will address local wine lovers at a guided tasting where wine and hors d’oeuvre pairings will be served.  The event runs from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis St, West Palm Beach.)  Ticket prices start at $100, with premium tickets priced at $150 (and include a bottle of wine selected by Dixon). Reservations are required by Monday, March 3, as seating is limited.  Reservations and info: Contact Erica Stanzione at 914-243-2238 or estanzione@guidingeyes.org.

Monday March 10th: Yorktown Chamber of Commerce
The Yorktown CHamber will host their monthly networking meeting at our Yorktown campus.  Meeting runs from 6-8pm and is free for members.  Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP to mprimavera@yorktownchamber.org or 914-245-4599

Ongoing through June 6th: Guiding Eyes Golf Classic RAFFLE 
Support Guiding Eyes by purchasing a ticket to win a Lexus IS 250 or a men’s Rolex watch.  The drawing will be held on Monday, June 9 at the Guiding Eyes Golf Classic. Your support will help us to pay it forward, and continue to enable freedom for people to achieve life’s goals. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.guidingeyes.org/raffle.

Wednesday, March 26: Lions Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser
Mount Kisco Lions Club will host their annual bowling fundraiser at SPINS – 333 North Bedford Road, Mt Kisco.  Tickets are limited and being sold for $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  For more information, contact Lion Bob Scop at 914.760.0014 or visitwww.mountkiscolionsclub.org.

CEO Tom Panek goes #BOSTONSTRONG for Guiding Eyes

Posted 17th April 2014

Tom Panek will overcome a number of challenges when he runs the Boston Marathon this Monday.   He gave up running after losing his sight in his 20s; he never thought he would run again. But with a lot of hard work, plenty of ambition and a little help from friends, Tom rediscovered his love [...]

Car and Bike Show to Benefit Guiding Eyes

Posted 17th April 2014

by volunteer Cathy Capasso Five years ago, I got together with fellow car and motorcycle enthusiasts to figure out how to make a difference for animals and their people. Team Michelangelo’s Annual Charity Car & Motorcycle Show was formed. I grew up in White Plains and had known about Guiding Eyes since I was a [...]

Thank you Cloud Star!

Posted 8th April 2014

We are thrilled to announce that Cloud Star  - an all-natural dog treat company based in San Luis Obispo, California – has become our Official Training Treat Partner for the next 12 months!  Cloud Star has been producing wholesome products for dogs for more than a decade and is committed to giving back to organizations [...]

EMS and Service Dogs

Posted 28th March 2014

This article provided a spark for professionals around the country to share best practices and ideas.  Graduates have also offered their experience and all of the input will be considered by the committee of  training and vet staff, EMS providers and grad Cecilia Warren.  Thank you for your continued concern for the respect and safety of  [...]

March 2014 Graduate Class

Posted 22nd March 2014

Thank you to the very special people supporting this month’s graduation: Loretta Sih Robinson, sponsor of the March graduation. “My close friend, Deni Elliott, and her Guiding Eyes dog, Alberta, are both recent graduates of the Guiding Eyes program and have benefited from the love, care, training, and special expertise there. I have seen that [...]

Guiding Eyes on TODAY show!

Posted 4th March 2014

Graduates Judy Davis, Amy Dixon, Randy Pierce and Blessing Offor are all featured in this fabulous segment that aired this morning on TODAY!  Click here to view the inspiring video

Ways to Support Guiding Eyes

Posted 3rd March 2014

Ongoing through June 6th: Guiding Eyes Golf Classic RAFFLE  Support Guiding Eyes by purchasing a ticket to win a Lexus IS 250 or a men’s Rolex watch.  The drawing will be held on Monday, June 9 at the Guiding Eyes Golf Classic. Your support will help us to pay it forward, and continue to enable [...]

Photo Contest Winners

Posted 26th February 2014

The results are in, and we’re proud to announce the winners of our Canine Company sponsored photo contest! With so many fantastic entries, the judges had an extremely difficult time picking their favorite photos. Congratulations to the winners! Guiding Eyes Dog Category 1st – Baylor 2nd – Biscuit 3rd – Madeline Honorable Mentions Coral Gabriel [...]

February 2014 Graduate Class

Posted 25th February 2014

Thank you to the very special people supporting this month’s graduation: Judith Collard, sponsor of the training of Guiding Eyes Marigold. “I wish them all the luck in the world and a long and happy relationship together.” Sally Stokhamer, annual graduation sponsor Breken Elwood-Etherington, February graduation sponsor. “In thanks of service dogs everywhere and those [...]

Q&A with Puppy Bowl star Benton

Posted 2nd February 2014

Guiding Eyes: Benton, how does it feel to be a star? Benton: It feels pretty good!  I’d like to give a shout out to Tracey, my best bud, “back up” puppy and companion for the trip to the Puppy Bowl. Guiding Eyes: Where did your family watch the game? Benton: My family of volunteer puppy raisers [...]

Cecil Williams Returns to Guiding Eyes

Posted 29th January 2014

Westchester County, NY (January 28, 2014) – On Saturday, January 25, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, known around the globe as one of the foremost guide dog schools, celebrated the graduation of Cecil Williams and Guiding Eyes Godiva, a two-year old yellow Lab and successor guide for Orlando, who received widespread praise across the globe [...]

January 2014 Graduate Class

Posted 25th January 2014

A special recognition and thanks to our Annual Graduation Sponsor, Sally Stokhamer   “We are sponsoring the January 2014 graduation to celebrate all guide dog teams and in honor and recognition of the human dog partnerships that have developed and blossomed because of the Guiding Eyes family. We want to thank Guiding Eyes for the [...]

2014 Graduation Ceremonies

Posted 3rd December 2013

Graduation ceremonies mark the culmination of a new guide dog team’s training, but also the beginning of their life-changing journey together.   The ceremonies begin at 1:15 pm and are approximately one hour long.  A tour of the kennel follows.  All are open to the public; for additional information, contact info@guidingeyes.org. Mark your calendars… here are the [...]

Help from our Friends

Posted 4th September 2013

We are lucky to have great friends and supporters that work hard to raise funds for our programs and services.  Here are some of the exciting things happening this fall: September 25: Doug Olender Walks for Blind Veterans Blind Army Veteran Doug Olender plans to walk almost 250 miles from Clinton MO to St. Louis [...]