Come network with other chamber members while learning about Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
Fidelco is in the business of delivering hope. Housed within the simple word are many others: expectation, optimism, anticipation, courage, and happiness. For our blind clients partnered with Fidelco German Shepherd Guide Dogs, hope might mean crossing a busy street without fear or connecting with others who face similar challenges. Maybe it’s as simple as rediscovering a favorite fishing spot and being completely immersed in the pure joy of catching a really big fish.
Every seven minutes in our coutry someone becomes blind or visually impaired. These people are not statistics. They are our children, parents, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and employees. Beginning in 1960, Charlie and Robbie Kaman’s intutive knowledge of how German Shepherd dogs could help people who are legally blind live more noraml lives was the genesis of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. It takes two years and $45,000 to produce each guide dog. Fidelco gives these life-changing canine partners to its blind clients at no cost. Fidelco also provides 24/7 lifetime service to clients with annual follow up visits.
The work done by the Kaman’s and the ever-growing group of dedicated and tireless staff, volunteers, and supporters has reached out and touched thousands of clients’ and family members’ lives. Today, Fidelco is an internationally-recognized leader in the guide dog industry. And the legacy of dedication and quality given to the organization by the Kamans will guide Fidelco for generations to come.
Join us for a chance to network and learn more about Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
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