Endless Story Opportunities
If you're a member of the media in search of a good story, you've come to the right place. The Guide Dog Foundation has amazing stories to tell, and limitless ways to tell them. Whether you're looking for an uplifting tale with a happy ending, a compelling angle for a story about the transformational power of an assistance dog, an inspiring tale of a person with a disability, or a professional expert to give opinions and advice on everything from veterinary care to planned giving, we're happy to be your resource.
Please think of us as a resource for interesting story ideas, for example:
- Captivating personal stories from people with disabilities with a new sense of enhanced mobility and companionship with their guide dog.
- Personal experiences from one of our over 1,300 volunteers who devote their time and energy to help us meet our mission.
- Interviews with expert guide dog instructors who can talk about a unique and meaningful career.
- What is the appropriate etiquette when interacting with an assistance dog and its handler?
Calendar Hooks - We can help with unique tie-ins to almost any calendar event, for example:
- Valentine's Day (Our puppy nursery is loaded with furry bundles of love)
- Mother's Day/Father's Day (Our breeding program welcomes future assistance dogs into the world year-round)
- National Volunteer Week (We have more than 1,300 volunteers with a dozen volunteer job descriptions)
- Graduation (We don't save our graduation ceremonies for June – we host them at the end of each 2-week class.)
- National Service Dog Month, International Guide Dog Day Animal Health Week as well as major veteran holidays.
For 70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to people who are blind, have low vision, or who have other special needs. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to serve people with disabilities. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but the Guide Dog Foundation provides its services completely free of charge to the individual.
To learn more, please contact a member of our Communications Team:
Andrew Rubenstein - Director of Marketing 631-930-9000 ext. 9091
Bill Krol - Communications Manager 631-930-9000 ext. 9034