Guide Dogs for the Blind is inviting the community to join a virtual event that will share stories from the visually impaired, showcase a holiday treat baking segment, and, of course, include plenty of puppies.
The free-to-register Virtual Holiday Celebration will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, as a fundraiser to support the Boring-based nonprofit organization. There will be holiday music; cookie baking with Beaverton baker and business owner Carina Comer, who is visually impaired and works with her guide dog Sutter; and videos showing Guide Dog puppy deliveries.
During the celebration there will be opportunities to donate, including a matching grant and gifts like naming a puppy.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, based in California with a campus in Boring, has continued to operate as an essential business throughout the pandemic. At any given time, the nonprofit organization is training approximately 4,000 dogs.Â
Guide Dogs does not charge clients for being paired with a dog and operates without any government dollars. Instead the group relies on donations and volunteer support. Learn more atÂ guidedogs.com
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