Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Lions have a long history of supporting guide dogs and the people who need them.
Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. Leader Dog programs are crafted to address individual situations and adapt to clients’ changing needs at any point in their lives. Leader Dog’s programs give people the confidence and skills they need to live independent lives. Leader Dogs places approximately 200 dog/client teams every year.
The Lions of Multiple District 11-A2 recently received a Standard grant from LCIF to help Leader Dogs improve their facilities. The US$100,000 grant will support renovation and construction in the training bay area.
Donations can be made here: https://www.leaderdog.org/donate/
Leader Dogs Report from Ray Fujiura: Leader Dog 8-9-19.pdf
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LEADER DOG REPORT, Cabinet Meeting, July 25, 2020
This will be a short report as The Leader Dogs in Detroit, Michican are in the same boat as we are as far as this awful virus.
However, they plan to meet with the chairman in August via Zoom which I plan to attend. I will share any new programs, etc. they may have in mind for the New Year 20-21.
I plan, however, to set up a letter explaining the importance of our donations to this program. If each club donates whatever they can even if it is just $29 it would be greatly appreciated. With all of the clubs cooperation we can send them monies that are badly needed.
The Leader Dog Foundation was started in 1939 by three Lions willing and determined to help a blind person to have somewhat of a normal life.
I will promote this by a monthly newsletter to keep the clubs committed to this program.
As I stated before, after August I will know more of the special programs they may offer to interest a club to participant and donate.
Yours In Lionism
Carol A. Whitman
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