Guide Dog Foundation

Press and Events

Foundation Stories

We have created this area for media to easily download articles about the people who benefit from services of our agencies.

You have permission to reproduce all materials as is or at a size that suits your publication.

Please use this information wherever possible.

Thank you in advance for supporting the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.

  • Story: Joyce Williamson – No denying the appeal of this guide dog
    For Joyce Williamson, the decision to get a guide dog wasn’t an easy one. But after she trained with a dog from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, she says she wouldn’t be without one again.

To download the whole story as a Word document, click here
Photo: Joyce Williamson and her guide dog

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  • Story: Heidi Vandewinckel – A lifetime of freedom thanks to the Guide Dog Foundation
    When Heidi Vandewinckel sets her mind to something, she accomplishes it. Born blind, she decided at an early age that someday she would have a guide dog of her very own.

To download the whole story as a Word document, click here
Photo: Heidi Vandewinckel training with her latest guide dog

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For more information and additional story angles please contact:

Bill Krol, Communications Manager
631-930-9000, ext. 1134 or direct at 631-930-9034

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
371 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 930-9000
800-548-4337

We can answer questions, send out media kits, set up interviews, and arrange photo and video shoots.