Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind


EIN: 22-3136677

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Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind

Our Cause

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind is a non-profit organization located in Upstate, N.Y. which was founded in 1992 by husband and wife team, Eric and Sharon Loori. Freedom Guide Dogs breeds, raises, trains and places successful working guide dogs with the blind and visually impaired through a distinctive program called Hometown Training at no cost to the blind or visually impaired individual. Being a non-profit organization we rely on our generous donors, staff, puppy raisers, volunteers, board of directors and our amazing clients that we have the honor to serve.


Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind

Our Impact

We oversee each client for the working life of their guide dog, about 8-10 years. Our goal for each of our clients is to help them function independently in their home, at work and in their community. Our at-home service is caring and effective. It is suited to the young mother, caring for her children, who cannot leave home for training or the work dependent adult, who cannot leave for training. Older adults find our at-home training reassuring, enabling them to remain active in their communities. Our at-home training has proven to be especially suited to blind people with multiple handicaps. Many of these blind people might not otherwise have the opportunity of enjoying the mobility and independence a guide dog affords.


*Ranges calculated below based on payroll deductions from 24-26 total paychecks in a year.

How Your Workplace Donations & Matching Gifts Make a Difference:

$100 - $250

Total Annual Pledge

($5 - $10 per pay period)


$250 - $650

Total Annual Pledge

($15 - $25 per pay period)


$780 - $1300

Total Annual Pledge

($30 - $50 per pay period)


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