How you can support the Guide Dog for the Blind in Romania project

Fri | 03.06.2016


Founded in 1986, Light into Europe is the leading charity in Romania developing essential day to day services for children and young people with sight or hearing loss.  Our Vision is a world in which sensory impaired children and young people enjoy the same rights, opportunities, responsibilities, fulfilment and quality of life as their able-bodied peers.  Our Aim is to support, free of charge, sight and hearing disadvantaged children and young people, through educational support, equipment, information and life skills, in order that they achieve their true potential. 

Light into Europe only trained and introduced the 1st Guide Dog for the Blind in Romania, Chloe in June 2010, so this is still a very new concept. Since that time, in order to support more blind people we have been trying to increase the number of Guide Dogs around the country. 

Light into Europe now has a total of 29 dogs in our care, but they don't look after themselves! All our services are free of charge to our visually impaired beneficiaries and we are always responsible for the welfare of our dogs. Having a Guide Dog can offer a blind person new freedom and independence, but requires hard work and responsibility from both the beneficiary and dog working together as a team. 

If you want to support our activity, here are the 2 main ways:

  • Sponsor a Guide Dog - €3000/year to cover training, equipment, food and veterinary costs. Be recognised as a sponsor, have a dog visit your office to say thank you, and many other ways you want to engage with the programme!
  • Become a Puppy Raiser - Could you look after one of our dogs? Just for a weekend, a holiday or even long term? We always need both individuals and companies who can look after our dogs while they are in training. Would one of our dogs be welcome in your office? Could they come to work with an employee until they are ready to undertake their advanced training? We would love to hear from you!

Our activity is funded 100% from donations, reason why the support of the local business community is so vital for continuing and developing this ambitious project. We have a long journey ahead, but we are confident with the right support, these incredible dogs will change many lives here in Romania..

Downoad 2015 activity report  

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