With the Guide Dogs of America’s (GDA) Doggone Fun Summer Auction closing June 11, there is still time for you to bid on more than 150 items and support a great cause. To help you understand how your participation helps, GDA sent out this message:
As part of our Doggone Fun Summer Auction, we’d like to share how your donations to GDA change the lives of our graduates. When students arrive at GDA, it is with the goal of achieving greater independence, mobility and freedom. And, with their guide dog by their side, our graduates explore everywhere from their own neighborhoods to exotic locations around the globe. Here’s just one example from Adam and Escort’s travels.
“Escort and I traveled to one of my favorite places, Punta de Mita, Mexico. Together we explored the ancient fishing village and went sailing in nearby Puerto Vallarta. Escort’s guide work kept me safe navigating the cobblestone and dirt roads while passing many wild chickens and dogs. It was a great bonding vacation.”
Help us create more stories like Adam and Escort’s. Be a part of our mission to provide independence, companionship, confidence and freedom to visually impaired people throughout the United States and Canada. With 150 items in our auction, there’s sure to be something that speaks to you… and you’ll be supporting GDA with each bid!
Guide Dogs of America, located in Sylmar, CA, provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada.