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ORGANIZATION: Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Patterson & Yorktown

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a world-renowned non-profit organization that has been training and placing guide dogs for 50 years. Guide dogs are provided free of charge to eligible persons, though it costs the organization upwards of $45,000 to breed, raise and train each dog for its important work. This cost is met by dedicated individuals, corporations and foundations who enable Guiding Eyes to contiue their important work. No government funding is provided.

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy cleaning vehicles in a dog friendly atmosphere. Guiding Eyes for the Blind has a fleet of cars and vans that are used continuously. We are looking for volunteers who will be able to keep our cars and vans cleaned on the outside and inside. This volunteer position requires a few hours once a week to assist with the upkeep of our vehicles. All necessary supplies are provided.

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About Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Patterson & Yorktown

Location:

611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, US

Mission Statement

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely with the assistance of professionally trained Guiding Eyes dogs, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.

Description

Since 1954, Guiding Eyes has managed to thrive on goodness, even in the most difficult of times. We relied on the goodness of our loyal base of generous supporters, passionate staff and dedicated volunteers to come together to meet the growing needs of our diverse community of people with vision loss. Through this unwavering support and dedication, Guiding Eyes has graduated more than 10,000 guide dog teams. We believe in the powerful, meaningful change that our beautiful dogs bring to the lives of people facing the daily challenges that blindness and vision loss present.

It can cost up to $50,000 annually to train and care for a guide dog throughout its working lifetime with a person who is blind. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we provide all services completely free of charge to people who are blind or with vision loss. At Guiding Eyes, we rely upon the contributions of our generous donors to fulfill our mission.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind has two locations: Yorktown Heights and Patterson.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
People with Disabilities
Animals, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

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WHERE

611 Granite Springs RoadYorktown Heights, NY 10598

(41.2987,-73.79522)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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