Grainger Foundation supports Guiding Eyes

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IMG_6765The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to Guiding Eyes for the Blind in support of its mission to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.

“This grant will be used to provide guide dogs to blind and visually impaired men and women and service dogs to children with autism,” said Linda Press, Guiding Eyes’ Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations and Strategic Partnerships.   “These dogs truly enable freedom for people to achieve life’s goals, and we are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

Press said these programs currently serve men and women from around the United States, as well as families with children with autism living within a two-hour radius of Guiding Eyes’ YorktownHeights headquarters.

This donation was recommended by Mike Williamson, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Elmsford’s location.  Grainger has been a part of the Westchester business community for more than 35 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind,” said Williamson.

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.