Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss, as well as service dogs to children with autism.
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German shepherd guide dog Adrienne poses next to a motorcycle.

 

July 25: Guiding Eyes July 2015 Class Graduation 
Join us in Yorktown Heights at 1:15pm – or watch online!

July 26: “Downtown Thunder” Motorcycle Ride
The fourth annual “Downtown Thunder” motorcycle ride, hosted by the Mt. Kisco Lions Club will take place on Sunday, July 26. The 75-mile police escorted scenic ride begins at 9AM with registration opening at 8AM at the Mt. Kisco Village Hall. Mt Kisco Lions Club Website to fill out the registration form and to learn more about the event.

Guiding Eyes dog Chance poses atop a golf cart at the 36th Annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic

Eagle Scout Project at Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Posted 4th February 2016

Hello everyone!  My name is Karen McClure and I have been with Guiding Eyes for the Blind since 1994, which is when I met Robert’s mother, Cathy.  We have been friends and colleagues for many years, and so I was thrilled to learn that Robert was interested in completing his Eagle Scout project at Guiding […]

January 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 3rd February 2016

  The Westchester Council of the Blind www.wcbny.org is proud to sponsor the January 30, 2016 graduation at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Congratulations to all the graduates and puppy raisers in honor of our wonderful Noya girl! Sarah Bolensky “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David […]

Happy New Year from everyone in the Guiding Eyes Family!

Posted 1st January 2016

Happy New Year from everyone in the Guiding Eyes family—our students and graduates, staff and volunteers! Without your support we couldn’t provide the gift of independence that comes when we create partnerships with our magnificent Guiding Eyes dogs. Thank you!  

CBS to rebroadcast a special report on our Running Guide Program December 24th in the 8 o’clock hour

Posted 24th December 2015

Tune in to the CBS Morning Show on Thursday December 24th, Christmas Eve morning around 8:15am (EST) to view the re-broadcast of a special report on our Running Guide Pilot Program… Guiding Eyes set out to meet the challenge of training a guide dog to navigate obstacles at a faster pace, with the ultimate objective […]

The IRA Charitable Rollover is now Permanent!

Posted 22nd December 2015

A tax incentive known as the IRA Charitable Rollover enables our friends to support Guiding Eyes through a tax-free withdrawal of any amount up  to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (“IRA”), if the withdrawal is transferred directly to our organization. On December 18, 2015, the president signed legislation to extend the IRA  charitable rollover indefinitely. […]

How My Pet Lives New York City

Posted 22nd December 2015

How My Pet Lives New York City  

December 2015 Graduating Class

Posted 21st December 2015

Thank you to the sponsors of this month’s graduating class: Barbara and David Katz The Estate of Cheryl Ann Krull   We also thank the Fain Family for their support of our online streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Resident Graduates: Adele Ritchie & Alexandra P Bobbie Marshall & Allison Brenda […]

Raising puppies and changing lives

Posted 20th December 2015

When Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy raiser Lorraine Trapani was faced the incredible loss of her husband, she struggled to rebuild her life. Several years passed and Lorraine delved deeper into a place of despair until one day, a friend of hers who had attended a graduation at the school suggested she consider raising […]

The Season for Giving- Benefits of Donating Securities

Posted 11th December 2015

A gift of appreciated securities to Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a wonderful way to support our renowned guide and service dog programs. If you have owned the securities (stock, bonds or mutual funds) over a year, you will be entitled to a tax deduction for their full value—and you will avoid capital gains […]

Fall 2015 Heeling Autism Class

Posted 11th December 2015

This fall, six Heeling Autism dogs graduated and each one is now making a profound difference in the lives of children on the autism spectrum and their families. Every day, children who have been partnered with these exceptional dogs are making remarkable strides with their professionally trained dogs by their sides. October 2015 Heeling Autism […]

Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Forge Partnership

Posted 6th December 2015

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with visual impairment. Guiding Eyes and the USABA have forged a partnership based on their shared goal of removing boundaries for people with vision loss and challenging accepted notions of independence. This collaboration is timely; Thomas Panek, Guiding Eyes for […]

Vilachá Eyewear® and Guiding Eyes Partner to help support the school’s life-changing work

Posted 26th November 2015

We are very excited to announce our partnership with Vilachá Eyewear® (vilacha.eu), a premium independent designer and manufacturer of handcrafted sunglasses based in Europe. As part of this growing company’s social responsibility initiative, they have agreed that for every pair of sunglasses purchased on their web site between November 25th and December 21st using promo […]

November 2015 Graduating Class

Posted 17th November 2015

Thank you to the sponsors of this month’s graduating class: Family and Friends of Jim Guerra Estate of Pamela Horn We also thank the Fain Family for their support of our online streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here.   Richard and Omaha Richard has just received Omaha, a male yellow Labrador […]

Our deepest sympathy and condolences

Posted 17th November 2015

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Robert F. Dall , dedicated and long-standing Board Member of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Mr. Dall passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Rosalie Dall, devoted father to Matthew Dall and Christopher Dall, loyal brother to Janet […]

Happy Birthday Wrangler!

Posted 6th November 2015

If you’ve been keeping up with our local Guiding Eyes celebrity on the TODAY Show, you’ll know that Wrangler turns 1 today – and it’s been quite a year! Every day, under the watchful eye of his puppy raiser Saxon Eastman, he has experienced a range of socialization experiences in studio 1A that are diverse, […]