Rebecca Provensal, Region Coordinator Maribeth Stolfi, Region Coordinator 96K likes. We are committed to never charging a person who needs one of our dogs to help live their fullest life. 96 tis. Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. Additional Information: Puppy classes are held weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Hrynik House, 21639 Miles Road, North Randall, Ohio. Please contact Deb for class times. Learn more about the Maine Puppy Raising Region on Facebook. (410) 583-7551 Jacob Cramer. As a new puppy raiser, you will be assigned to the region that is closest to where you live. Additional Information: Classes are held on alternating Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. richmondregion@guidingeyes.net. (860) 464-6286 Guiding Eyes For The Blind - Cleveland East. When Kowalski graduated from … email preferred (440) 930-5732 Guiding Eyes for the Blind Cleveland Puppy Raisers. Please contact the Regional Manager for class times. jhaveles@guidingeyes.org. cattaraugusregion@guidingeyes.net, Susan Cooper, Region Team Member Please contact us for additional information or to observe one of our classes. Initially, weekly classes are required. Our raisers are responsible for nurturing a puppy to prepare it for guide dog training. lstephens@guidingeyes.org. Rose Doheny, Region Coordinator centralctregion@guidingeyes.net, Maureen Hollis, Regional Manager Olivia Tzefronis, a sophomore at Orange High School in Pepper Pike, Ohio, has spent the past year working with Guiding Eyes for the Blind to raise a puppy that will change a vision-impaired or blind person’s life. montgomeryregion@guidingeyes.net. This adventure has brought our family together like little else could.”. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Canine Development Center, 361 Rt 164, Patterson, New York, 12563 or Mary Queen of Peace Parish, 4423 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH, 44109 www.tomonfh.com Additional Information: Puppy classes are held every Thursday evening in Frederick, Maryland. Please contact Becky if you are interested in visiting a class and/or would like more information about raising a future guidedog. Please call for additional information and to reserve your place in these fun and informative classes! Meet volunteers from the Dutchess Region on Facebook. Interested individuals should confirm the class schedule for a particular evening. When Kowalski graduated from Holy Name High School in 2018, she said she needed something to do at home and wanted it to be service related, so she applied to raise puppies for the blind. Additional Information: Puppy Raising classes and Pre-Placement Puppy Classes are designed to prepare you for raising a puppy to become someone’s Guiding Eyes. The Guiding Eyes Annual Golf Classic has been our signature event for more than forty years. Suzan Bocciarelli, Region Coordinator If you are interested in becoming a Puppy Sitter, please contact the region. Guiding Eyes For The Blind Store Shopping Cart :: Purchase OnLine (914) 420-0551 choughton@guidingeyes.org. Meet volunteers from the Dutchess Region on Facebook. email preferred Pre-Placement classes are required before getting a puppy and take approximately eight hours. Additional Information: Puppy raising classes are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:00PM at United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main Street, Hornell, NY. leatherstockingregion@guidingeyes.net, Joy Hawksby, Regional Manager Preplacement classes designed to introduce you to puppy raising are held 2-3 times a year. Please contact us for more information and to sign up for these fun and informative sessions about raising a puppy with a purpose! Additional Information: Puppy Raising classes are held on Monday evenings in either Granby or Avon. Tara Schatz, Region Coordinator Meet volunteers and pups from the Wayne County Region on Facebook. Nancy Waites When Kowalski graduated from … maineregion@guidingeyes.net. Please contact the Region Coordinator for specific dates and times and for more information on our puppy raising program. (617) 852-5448 catoctinregion@guidingeyes.net. Additional Information: Puppy raising classes are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at various locations throughout eastern Massachusetts. lowerwestchesterregion@guidingeyes.net. (440) 286-6255 Meet volunteers from the Richmond Region on Facebook. Puppy raising is challenging, but the return on investment is extraordinary. Contact us for specific dates and times of puppy classes and for more information. Due to a high level of interest we are currently not accepting new raiser applications for the Lower Westchester region. Guiding Eyes for the Blind receives 85.02 out of 100 for their Charity Navigator rating. If a class is due to be held at an outside location and the weather forecast is calling for rain, the site will be changed to a location in Cary that will have protection from the elements. Dianne Ende, Region Coordinator maineregion@guidingeyes.net, Lee-Ann Leverone, Region Coordinator Pre-placement classes, designed to prepare you for raising a puppy to become someone’s Guiding Eyes, are held at our Canine Development Center in Patterson. And a blind person benefits tremendously from our work. centralnyregion@guidingeyes.net, Mary Oonk Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Guiding Eyes for The Blind is located at the address 611 Granite Springs Rd in Yorktown Heights, New York 10598. Learn more about the SWCT Puppy Raising Region on Facebook. All of the raiser’s hard work culminates when a visually impaired person receives his or her priceless gift − a guide dog providing independence, companionship, and mobility. jgembarski@guidingeyes.org. At this time, she is raising her third puppy for the blind. Guiding Eyes For The Blind – Helping People with Low Vision Obtain Guide Dogs. Most classes held in the immediate Syracuse area. Email preferred clevelandwestregion@guidingeyes.net, Leslie Stephens, Regional Manager Kathleen Dandeneau Administrative Assistant at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. We are so proud when they succeed, and there are many smiling faces at graduation. email preferred email preferred Guide dog in-training Cleveland celebrated his 2nd birthday last month while staying at his trainer's house. Guiding Eyes dogs are expected to wait until they hear the word "free" before eating a meal (or a birthday snack, in this case). This may sound like a small benefit to those who do not know how much it costs to raise a guide dog. Learn more about the New Hampshire Puppy Raising Region on Facebook. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about raising a future guide dog! Learn more about the NCT Puppy Raising Region on Facebook. From cleveland.com: a wonderful feature on volunteer puppy raiser Morgan Kowalski, a member of our Guiding Eyes Cleveland Puppy Raising Region. columbusregion@guidingeyes.net. Many of our volunteers find the experience life-changing, too. Theresa Camloh, PrePlacement Instructor (804) 301-2550 Meet volunteers from the Erie Region on Facebook. Pre-placement classes occur quarterly. MEDINA, Ohio -- Medina resident Morgan Kowalski is raising her third puppy for New York-based Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Due to a high level of interest we are currently not accepting new raiser applications for the Orange County region. Additional Information: Puppy Raising classes are held on the Tuesday evenings in Easton, MD. nonprofit organization that provides guide dogs for people who are legally blind Meet volunteers from the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Cleveland Puppy Raising Region on Facebook. This page is for the volunteers and friends of the Richmond Puppy Raising Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. clevelandeastregion@guidingeyes.net, Theresa Camloh, PrePlacement Instructor Additional Information: Classes are held on Thursday nights at Goshen Senior Center in Goshen, NY. Dawn Fiegl, Region Coordinator Please RSVP to Region Team member Holly Voelker, if you would like to attend! Guiding Eyes for the Blind is rated 3 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. Time to do something extraordinary – raise a puppy that will become someone’s Guiding Eyes! Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats Contact the region coordinator for details on class dates, times and locations. northcarolinaregion@guidingeyes.net. Guiding Eyes breeds, raises, and trains guide dogs and trains students to work with guide dogs that have been carefully selected to … Jim and Valerie Hazlin, Regional Coordinators Video Description: Four Guiding Eyes labs sit together on the porch with a birthday celebration set up, including a Frozen poster and a banner which reads, "The party is here!". Please contact the Region Coordinator for class time and location. Additional Information: Puppy classes usually meet every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm and the first and third Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm at University Baptist Church, 50 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43231. (440) 382-9848 cattaraugusregion@guidingeyes.net, Denise Barber, Region Team Member (716) 373-2655 Meet volunteers from the Baltimore Region on Facebook. Lynn Stas, Region Coordinator email preferred "Medina resident Morgan Kowalski is raising her third puppy for New York-based Guiding Eyes for the Blind. ... Work with 20+ volunteer puppy raisers to train and socialize future guide dogs for the blind. Deborah Watrous, Region Team Member rhodeislandregion@guidingeyes.net. delmarvaregion@guidingeyes.net. Tumblr. Please contact us to find out more or to RSVP to attend these fun informative classes. She started doing so when she graduated from high school in 2018. For more information contact Vikki Iwanicki, Manager or go to GUIDINGEYES.ORG For maps and directions to Guiding Eyes for The Blind view the map to the right. 10 connections. Morgan Kowalski is somebody who knows this quite well, as she has been raising numerous puppies for the New York-based organization, Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Learn more about the Eastern CT Puppy Raising Region on Facebook. $50,000. Rachael Ruggiero, Region Coordinator For those who wish the family suggests contributions be made to the Cleveland APL, 1729 Willey Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Due to a high level of interest we are currently not accepting new raiser applications for the North Carolina region at this time. 3748 olid siin. If you are interested, please contact Theresa Camloh. By early 1998, Salty was going through five months of vigorous training at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, seeing eye dog training center, in Yorktown Heights, New York. After your pup is approximately 6 months old, classes will be twice a month. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1956 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 expanded horizons of opportunity. 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