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We Can’t Do It Without You

A dark-haired woman leans over on a sunny porch, hugging and kissing a yellow lab lying next to her

If you’ve ever donated to Leader Dog, served as a volunteer, attended one of our events, hosted a fundraiser or supported Leader Dog in the many big and small ways that people do every day, you’ve probably heard us say something like this: “We couldn’t do it without you.”

A dark-haired man sits on an outdoor bench with a black lab in Leader Dog harness lying across his feetYou make our mission possible. You can make [something] happen. You can make a difference, an impact. You can change a life.  Our mission needs you. We need your help. We can’t do it without you.

You may feel like we’re always asking you for something. The reality is we are constantly depending on people to decide that the Leader Dog mission and our team’s ability to achieve it is worthy of contribution and trust.

We always hope that we haven’t asked you for too much. We try to show you just how much was possible because of the gift you gave, whether it was your money, time, effort, skill, enthusiasm or even just your attention!

You don’t get to witness the impact of your gifts as often as we do. Your generosity is reflected every time a client smiles after crossing a busy road using a white cane with confidence for the first time, or when a client cries when they hold their new Leader Dog, or all the times we get letters, emails and social media messages saying “thank you” for helping to give someone a new life.

A teen boy walks toward the camera with a white cane on a greenery-lined sidewalk. Two men are walking close behind himThere’s a lot of passion here at Leader Dogs for the Blind. Our team has many years of experience, plenty of plans, ideas, talent and tools, and the drive to make things work. But at the end of the day, all those things aren’t enough.

When you give something to Leader Dog, you’re laying part of the groundwork for the road that leads to somebody’s happy ending. You might not always be able to see the difference you’ve made, but we do. Our clients do.

We’ll never stop being amazed at everything our community chooses to give for the Leader Dog mission. Thank you for everything that you do. We couldn’t do it without you.


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