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July 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 21st July 2017

Congratulations to the July 2017 graduating teams. Our sponsorship is in loving memory of our parents: Mildred and Edward Foley and Marjorie and Willard Flynn, who had a lifelong commitment to community service. We also honor the GEB Brood Stud Program and thank them for the opportunity to foster broods Halsa and Evita. Halsa’s pup […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted 4th July 2017

  Guiding Eyes Dogs Give the Gift of Freedom Every Day! For 1,000 proud Americans across this country, every day is Independence Day — our loyal Guiding Eyes dogs help people who are blind achieve freedom and independence. As you celebrate the 4th of July and the birth of our nation, please take a moment […]

June 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 23rd June 2017

Congratulations to all the June graduates. Our donation to Guiding Eyes is in loving memory of our dearest Alli Cimring, who also dedicated her life to helping others with physical and emotional disabilities. With this gift we hope to honor her noble work, her love for dogs, and continue her legacy of giving. Zimmet Healthcare […]

Happy Father’s Day

Posted 15th June 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017, Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there, both canine and human!    Hunter the proud father spending time with his son Kansas!   Father’s Day comes once a year, and here at Guiding Eyes for the Blind we need your help to celebrate our very special doggie Dads! Every […]

May 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 26th May 2017

We are delighted to be part of this most worthwhile celebration. Colleen & Marc Schain It is a privilege to help sponsor this outstanding program. Orman “Skip” Leighton, DVM We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Anthony & Hilda Ben […]

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic Celebrating 40 years!

Posted 8th May 2017

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic Celebrating 40 years! Register below for cocktails & dinner, hole sponsor and journal opportunities. All sponsorship levels, Titanium, Platinum, Diamond, Gold must be purchased by contacting Tricia at HRG 914-761-7111 / Tricia@HRGinc.net

The ACVO/Stokes National Service Animal Eye Exam Event – Free exams for service dogs.

Posted 8th May 2017

ACVO  REGISTRATION INFORMATION The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists cordially invite your service animal to receive a complimentary, no-strings-attached, eye examination screening conducted by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists participating in the 10th annual “ACVO National Service Animal Eye Examination” event will donate their time to provide free examinations across the US and Canada […]

Amazing Continuing Education Seminar Weekend by Pam Hogle

Posted 3rd May 2017

Amazing Continuing Education Seminar Weekend by Pam Hogle. I spent a recent weekend at an event that brought together guide dog teams, puppy raisers, and trainers, all from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York-based organization.

April 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 28th April 2017

Congratulations and tail wags to all the graduates from the students of Burr Elementary School in Fairfield, CT. Our sponsorship is dedicated to Cora Martin and Donna Henkel for teaching our school about the importance of guide dogs and for inspiring us to help Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Industrial Water Technologies, Inc. would like […]

THANK YOU! National Volunteer Week 2017

Posted 27th April 2017

Guiding Eyes for the Blind thanks its volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2017.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind handlers form bonds with dogs

Posted 1st April 2017

Guiding Eyes for the Blind handlers form bonds with dogs Members of Guiding Eyes for the Blind talk about the relationships they’ve formed with their puppies and what it will be like when they graduate from the program.

“Bark at the Moon NON EVENT”

Posted 30th March 2017

“Bark at the Moon” fundraiser benefitting Guiding Eyes for the Blind! Buy your Bark at the Moon Tickets!

Team Pamaida Seeks Your Support!

Posted 30th March 2017

Pam + Maida = Running Team Pamaida Seeks Your Support! Approximately one year ago, after 12 years without running in my life I was matched with Maida, a 2 year old, black and tan German shepherd. I never dreamed I would be able to run again let alone run whenever I wanted to without having […]

March 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 24th March 2017

Congratulations graduates! Enjoy continuing to grow as a team and exploring the world with your new guides! – Guiding Eyes at Cornell Congratulations to TEAM DENNIS! May you have many safe and happy adventures together. Thank you to Ruth and Larry McConnelee for their dedication and commitment to raising over 20 puppies for Guiding Eyes. […]

Guide Dog PSA – Superhero Clothes

Posted 21st March 2017

An important PSA about interacting with guide dogs. This video is made by graduate Richard Hunter’s daughter and features Guiding Eyes Klinger. Please share this important message! 

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Graduate Continuing Education Seminar

Posted 8th March 2017

Continuing Education Seminar. Click here to learn more about this weekend-long seminar and register.

March 2017 Volz Auto Gives Back Charity Vote

Posted 2nd March 2017

So Vote Today! Click here to Vote for Guiding Eyes for the Blind!

Basketball Shootout to Raise Money for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Posted 1st March 2017

Longtime community advocate, volunteer, supporter and released dog owner Karen Maulen is excited to let everyone know that her daughter Carolyne will be fundraising for Guiding Eyes for the Blind this upcoming weekend.   Click here to support 2017 Basketball Shootout.

February 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 24th February 2017

Emergency Services Fuel Corporation and friends would like to congratulate the graduating teams for February 2017. Special thanks to the staff, volunteers, and puppy raisers of Guiding Eyes for producing such extraordinary dogs. Best of luck to all of you. – Ed and Joseph Dunckelman and Lisa Sinatra, volunteers and proud foster family of Vito […]

Causely – Help Us Guide With Love

Posted 2nd February 2017

Help the blind by caring for their trusted guides. 3 check-ins provide a bowl of food for a guide dog in training.

January 2017 Graduating Class

Posted 27th January 2017

  Kudos to the dedicated team of instructors and to all the extraordinary puppy raisers. Best of luck to the graduates! Your new canine partners will be tremendous additions to your lives. – Larry Kaiser   We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities.  Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking […]

Don’t Run Away From An Opportunity—Put Your Appreciated Securities to Work For Yourself and Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Posted 8th December 2016

For many of our supporters, it makes tax sense to contribute appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds held over a year) to Guiding Eyes rather than cash.  A $10,000 cash gift and a gift of appreciated stock worth $10,000 both generate the same tax deduction. But the stock donation has an additional benefit— because […]

December 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 2nd December 2016

In Loving Memory of Helen Souza-loving mother, Gram and Babcia. Mr. Paul Marchand is the proud sponsor of the December 2016 Guiding Eyes graduating class. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Bruce and Fleming Christine and Flannel Donna and […]

The IRA Charitable Rollover – A Tax-Wise Way to Make a Gift to Guiding Eyes Using Your IRA

Posted 1st December 2016

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. Last year, Congress passed legislation extending the IRA charitable rollover indefinitely.  Please read on […]

Investment of $50,000 to raise and train a guide dog

Posted 16th November 2016

It takes an investment of $50,000 to raise and train a guide dog, but the effect it has on the life of the person receiving the dog is immeasurable. Chip in to help people with vision loss live fuller lives: guidingeyes.org/donate  

November 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 4th November 2016

  In Loving Remembrance of Kenneth M. Gleszer and his wife, Ann Griffin Gleszer. The Doolittle Foundation is proud to sponsor the November 2016 Guiding Eyes graduating class. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Amber & Elroy Douglas & […]

October 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 7th October 2016

In Loving Memory and in Gratitude of Shirley M. Kessler. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here.   Residential Graduates: Carol & Esther Carolyn & Iva Corey & Woodrow Douglas & Aria Kathleen & Brewster(P) Lisa & Iron Patrick & Elise Russell […]

September 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 9th September 2016

   Congratulations to the September 2016 class from Audie Marks and Team Oliver U.K. Team Oliver is a group that works to raise awareness about guide and service dogs and are so pleased to sponsor today’s graduation and continue our ongoing support of the great work of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. We gratefully acknowledge […]

Sparkle for a Cause!

Posted 19th August 2016

  Join Guiding Eyes for the Blind at Crabtree’s Kittle House to Sparkle for a Cause. Click here for details.

August 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 12th August 2016

 Allie Driesen is sponsoring today’s graduation with a portion of the money received from her Bat Mitzvah. Her family adopted Neptune, a Guiding Eyes release dog, as a puppy seven years ago and he has been her best friend ever since. Allie is very proud to contribute to such a worthy cause. In appreciation and […]

July 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 15th July 2016

Given in honor of Ralph Sole and Dudley P., and in memory of Alpo, O’Neil, and Midas, with all my love. Terri Pigue In honor of my guide, Fairest: I give her food, care, and love. In return, she gives me the world. We love her so very much. Best of luck to everyone in […]

Statement from the Board of Directors and CEO-Tom Panek

Posted 13th July 2016

July 12, 2016   We, the CEO and Board of Directors of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, would like to extend our appreciation for the passion many families have expressed in support of our Heeling Autism program. Over the past several years, we have helped children with autism and their families make life-changing connections with […]

Heeling Autism Program Update

Posted 29th June 2016

Dear Friends, The “Heeling Autism” Program was introduced by Guiding Eyes for the Blind as one of our alternate careers for dogs not suited for guide dog work, which are instead placed with families with children on the autism spectrum. The program has flourished for the past seven years and provided great dogs to many […]

June 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 24th June 2016

Audie Marks and Team Oliver U.K. are proud to sponsor the June 2016 class. From across the pond we wish you the best of new beginnings. Congratulations to all the June graduates! May each of these newly formed partnerships greet each day with confidence and trust in one another. We wish all of you smooth […]

Golf Raffle is no longer available for purchase.

Posted 10th June 2016

June 10, 2016 – Golf Raffle is no longer available for purchase.

Lions Day

Posted 23rd May 2016

25th Salute to the Lions Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Yorktown height, NY

May 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 20th May 2016

Congratulations to all the May Graduates. Our donation to Guiding Eyes is in loving memory of our dearest Alli Cimring, who also dedicated her life to helping others with physical and emotional disabilities. With this gift, we hope to honor her noble work, her love for dogs, and continue her legacy of giving. Zimmet Healthcare […]

Between Dogs

Posted 10th May 2016

Imagine growing into the perfect relationship. Cheek to cheek, shoulder to shoulder, you grow so close to your partner that it feels like you two are puzzle pieces, interlocking to complete one another. The harness buckled makes you one. That’s how it is feels to be in the perfect guide dog team. When you need […]

April 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 22nd April 2016

Emergency Services Fuel Corp. and friends would like to congratulate the graduating teams for April 2016. Special thanks to the staff, volunteers, and puppy raisers of Guiding Eyes for producing such extraordinary dogs. We are deeply humbled to be a part of this day. Best of luck to all of you. Every new beginning comes […]

Guiding Eyes for the Blind 39th Annual Golf Classic

Posted 18th April 2016

Click here for the Golf Raffle page. Click here for the Golf Dinner registration page.

Guiding Eyes President Thomas Panek is once again running in the Boston Marathon

Posted 15th April 2016

Guiding Eyes President Thomas Panek is once again running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18.  Please support his efforts by donating to Guiding Eyes for the Blind!

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week April 10th to April 16th!

Posted 12th April 2016

In honor of your service as a volunteer with us, we have created this short video to extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the Guiding Eyes board and staff.   We are truly fortunate to have your support.  Your dedication and ongoing volunteer commitment enables us to accomplish our goal of providing exceptional […]

Enter to win a 2016 Lexus CT200h F-Sport

Posted 11th April 2016

  For a chance to win a 2016 Lexus CT200h F-Sport, place your raffle ticket order over the phone by contacting Hospitality Resource Group at 914-761-7111. Drawing will take place on June 13, 2016 at the 39th annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic hosted by Eli Manning. All proceeds benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited […]

Local school collects pennies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Posted 30th March 2016

Local school collects pennies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Kathy Nimmer, 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year

Posted 22nd March 2016

March 22, 2016 Kathy Nimmer, 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year, and Guiding Eyes dog Nacho continue Southern Vermont tour.   Kathy Nimmer sitting on school chair and Yellow lab Nacho in harness waits at her feet.

March 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 17th March 2016

Congratulations to all the graduates!  We wish you the very best in your new partnerships as you move into the expanding adventure of life together! Alan and Jean Hammond Congratulations graduates, trainers, volunteers, and guide dogs!  The meaning of the word trust is indescribable when referring to what you have all accomplished.  I wish all […]

Wrangler had an awesome sendoff on Today

Posted 10th March 2016

The Today Crew Bids Farewell to Beloved Guide Dog in Training 

Thursday, March 10 will be Wrangler’s last day on Today

Posted 9th March 2016

  It’s been a wonderful year.  Wrangler will have his In For Training test on Tuesday, March 15.  Please come back to see exciting updates on his progress.

February 2016 Graduating Class

Posted 27th February 2016

Best of luck to all February Graduates from Vista Lewisboro Pack 101 We also thank the Fain Family for their support of our online streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Mary Ann and Kirstie Susan and Paprika Dannie and Artie Shawna and Erie DeAnna and Kendalee Alexis and Yankee […]

Guiding Eyes pups keep retired Westlake, Ohio Police Department officer busy

Posted 22nd February 2016

Guiding Eyes pups keep retired Westlake, Ohio Police Department officer busy