Graduation: Time to Celebrate

Celebrating New Partnerships Share in the joy of this moment, when our students look forward to the adventures ahead with their Guiding Eyes guide dog.  These intimate celebrations are recorded for guests interested in experiencing a Guiding Eyes graduation, but unable to join us in-person.  It is our hope that people attending graduation, whether in-person… Continue reading Graduation: Time to Celebrate

Polar Bear Run Supports Guiding Eyes

Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run an amazing success!   The 38th Annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run was held at Lake Waramaug in Connecticut, on Sunday, February 26th. The oldest winter race in the state of Connecticut became an all-volunteer effort in 2018, dedicated to the mission of raising money for Guiding Eyes for the… Continue reading Polar Bear Run Supports Guiding Eyes

One of the Best Experiences

SUNY Oneonta is the latest college or university to embrace Guiding Eyes Puppy Raising on their campus.  Puppy Ink, is a 4-month-old male black Labrador Retriever and the first puppy to be raised on SUNY Oneonta’s campus. Taylor Hendrickson, Ink’s puppy raiser, is a junior majoring in Anthropology, with no doubt, a minor in Name… Continue reading One of the Best Experiences

Guiding Eyes Volunteers, It’s a Labor of (Puppy) Love

A demanding gig with tail-wagging rewards… Guiding Eyes for the Blind is fortunate to include two student-run puppy raising groups at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, in its long list of dedicated volunteers. Cornell’s sprawling campus and bustling student life provides Guiding Eyes puppies an incredible array of socializing opportunities, (and an amazing education!)  Please… Continue reading Guiding Eyes Volunteers, It’s a Labor of (Puppy) Love

Puppy Raisers Urgently Needed

Guiding Eyes for the Blind cares deeply about its mission to provide guide dogs to people with vision loss, free of charge. A Guiding Eyes guide dog brings independence, confidence, companionship, and freedom. It takes a dedicated community, working together to meet our mission. That’s where you come in! We are reaching out with an… Continue reading Puppy Raisers Urgently Needed

Year End Giving Tips 2022

Thank you for partnering with Guiding Eyes for the Blind through your generous support. As the end of the year approaches, please consider the following gift options — they may be an excellent (and tax-wise!) way for you to make a life-changing impact in the lives of people with vision loss through exceptional Guiding Eyes… Continue reading Year End Giving Tips 2022

In-Studio with Fox5 on Giving Tuesday

We are pleased to share that on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, Guiding Eyes for the Blind was featured on Fox5,  broadcast live from their studio in the heart of New York City. In the segment, Guiding Eyes’ CEO Thomas Panek shared Guiding Eyes’ mission, along with the importance and impact of the organization. He detailed… Continue reading In-Studio with Fox5 on Giving Tuesday

Name Our New Puppies!

It’s that time of year again: a very special litter of puppies is about to join the Guiding Eyes family, and we would like to ask you for your help in naming them! This year, each of the puppies will have a name beginning with “W.” Before we know it, these puppies will be making… Continue reading Name Our New Puppies!

Impact of a Beautiful Partnership

By Melissa Carney Community Outreach & Graduate Support Manager When one’s mission is powerful enough, its impact will touch countless lives, from the goals they set to new triumphs they share.  In May of 2016, I graduated from Guiding Eyes with my first guide dog, a male yellow Labrador named Aron. At that time, I… Continue reading Impact of a Beautiful Partnership

Mastercard’s Continuing Support

Financial Services Company, Mastercard, upholds a commitment to “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Guiding Eyes was the beneficiary of that philosophy recently when Mastercard was one of the corporate sponsors for our September Wag-A-Thon fundraiser. Their sponsorship culminated October 25th in a volunteer day on our Yorktown campus, as employees from Mastercard hailing from around… Continue reading Mastercard’s Continuing Support