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ISSUE 4 NOVEMBER 12TH, 2020

 

Aria Mia Loberti and her black Lab guide dog Ingrid descend the stairs at Royal Holloway University

GDB Grad Fulfills Her Lifelong Dream to Study Abroad

GDB graduate Aria Mia Loberti never let others stand in the way of pursuing her dreams. Earlier this year, Aria Mia and her guide dog, Ingrid, left for the U.K. to pursue the pinnacle of her lifelong dream – getting a Ph.D. And she won’t be enrolling in just any old graduate program. Aria was accepted as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program. 

 
READ ABOUT ARIA MIA’S DETERMINATION TO ACHIEVE HER DREAMS

 

Jake Koch and his black Labrador Retriever guide dog pose for a photo on the grass.

GDB Community Outreach Specialist Describes the Guide Dog Lifestyle

Guide dogs can be life-changing for people who are blind or visually impaired. They can enhance a person’s independence, mobility, and lifestyle. GDB Community Outreach Specialist Jake Koch discusses guide dog readiness, orientation and mobility training, and more on A Sense of Texas, the podcast from the Outreach Team at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST FEATURING GDB OUTREACH SPECIALIST JAKE KOCH

 

GDB donors John and Erika Ammirati in their backyard with their career change dogs Fondy, a yellow Lab, and Shiloh, a black Lab.

Why We Give: ‘You Had us at the GDB Graduation’

California residents John and Erika Ammirati first sponsored a Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) client and dog team in 1996 to honor Erika’s mother, Greta Brandeis, who had recently passed away. They thought it would be a one-time gift, but after attending a graduation on campus, the Ammiratis knew they were hooked. Twenty-four years later, they are still thrilled to be supporting GDB. 

READ ABOUT DONORS JOHN AND ERIKA AMMIRATI

 

Two female guide dog users walk their yellow Labs amongst the fall-colored trees with their guide dogs. A GDB logo is in the lower-right corner of the photo.

GDB Embarks on Two-Year Study with the American Foundation for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is partnering with the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) to embark on an in-depth study to examine the long-term outlook for guide dog use in the United States and Canada.

 

This first-of-its-kind study seeks to determine why guide dog ownership is more prevalent in the United Kingdom, compared to the United States and Canada. We hope the insights from the study will help us understand how to remove barriers to serve more clients.

READ ABOUT THE GUIDE DOG STUDY

 

A young girl wearing a GDB logo t-shirt with a graphic design of a Golden Retriever on it smiles at the camera.

Get Your Holiday Gifts at our Online Gift Shop!

Tis the Season! Now’s your chance to shop for holiday gifts and help GDB at the same time! Forgot to order holiday cards? Need a hoodie? No problem! Our online Gift Shop has adorable cards, plus plenty of fabulous items for your dog, home, children, and more!

 
SHOP OUR ONLINE GIFT SHOP!

 

Three guide dogs and two pups in training smile at the camera with festive lights behind them

Register for our Free Virtual Holiday Celebration!

We’re bringing the party to you! Join us for this FREE virtual holiday event featuring inspiring stories, opportunities to support our mission and plenty of puppies—all from the comfort of your own home!

 

Date: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm PST

 
 
REGISTER FOR OUR FREE VIRTUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!
 

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