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Online Silent Auction is here!

Monday, May 20th, 2013

This year’s Online Silent Auction runs May 22 through June 5! The Online Silent Auction is the companion to our Open House Silent Auction that takes place during our annual celebration at Guide Dogs of America’s campus in Sylmar, California. Most of the online items, along with many more, will also be up for bid at Open House on June 8.

We have put some exciting travel and sports packages up for bid online. This will give our supporters from across the country an opportunity to participate in the Silent Auction.
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William W. Winpisinger Charity Weekend

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Save the Date!

The 33rd Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet will be held November 23, 2013 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in fabulous Las Vegas.

Click here for complete listing!

IAM&AW Local Lodge 709 “Ride for Guides”

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Please save the date. Details will follow!

Winner of Our 2013 Holiday Photo Card Contest!!

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Here is a wonderful photo taken by GDA puppy raiser Lynne Pennala of her puppy-in-training “Bentley”. This beautiful image will adorn the cover of our holiday cards that will be available for purchase later this year. Thank you to all of you who sent us photos to be considered – it was a tough decision!

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Graduating Class #377

Friday, February 1st, 2013

We are proud to introduce Class 377, which graduated on January 27, 2013.
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Helen Morton

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Helen Morton, a longtime friend of Guide Dogs of America, passed away January 16.
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2013 Quilt Raffle

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Raffle tickets are now available for this year’s quilt “Love Comes in All Fur Sizes.”
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We Thank Our Sponsors…

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Special thanks to the following sponsors of GDA’s Wine, Scotch & Cigar Event.
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And the winner is…

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Dan “Bear” M. of Burbank, CA is the lucky winner of this year’s quilt! His ticket was drawn this Saturday at GDA’s annual Holiday potluck.
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Bobbi Bubier & Honora

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Bobbi Bubier has never let her visual impairment keep her from doing whatever she puts her mind to.

At 19 years old, Bubier’s retinas bilaterally detached. Multiple surgeries on both eyes helped, but she was left without peripheral vision. At 28, a concussion suffered during a fall took her remaining vision. It was 1972 and this single mother of two children, ages 5 and 6, was determined that her kids not look at her handicap, but rather her ability. She knew it was “mission accomplished” when her now-grown son said to her, “Growing up we knew you were blind, but we never really looked at it that way. We never realized you were that blind.”
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