Our students – people who are blind or visually impaired – come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye® dog. They range in age from 16 to senior citizens, their home environments may be rural or urban, and they may be homemakers, volunteers, or judges. But they all have this in common: They are motivated by a sense of independence and armed with the knowledge that Seeing Eye® dogs will provide an extra edge to attain success, however they may choose to define it.
What Our Graduates Tell Us
|Seeing Eye® Graduate Maria Meade|
Five years of survey results revealed the following:
- 93.4 percent said they are more mobile now than before they had a dog.
- 83 percent described their overall Seeing Eye experience as “excellent,” and 13 percent as “good.”
- 97.7 percent said they would recommend The Seeing Eye program to others.
- According to National Industries for the Blind (NIB), 70% of people who are blind are unemployed, while our graduate data shows that 70% of Seeing Eye® dog owners have jobs!
|Seeing Eye® Graduate Jesse Acosta|
Support often is demonstrated in other ways, as well, whether through making a tribute gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one, asking an employer to match a contribution, purchasing Seeing Eye merchandise, or participating in a fundraising program called Pennies for Puppies®. Just as significant are the gifts made by our hundreds of volunteers, who devote their time, energy, and talents to advance The Seeing Eye mission.
Please visit SeeingEye.org/SupportUs to find out more or to make an online donation.
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