Alvogen is always looking for ways to support the local community. For our June Yellow Friday Event in New Jersey, we had the opportunity to partner with The Seeing Eye.
The Seeing Eye's mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind, through the use of specially trained Seeing Eye dogs. In pursuit of this mission, The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development. Not only is this organization very close in proximity to us, but more importantly they do such remarkable work to better the lives of people living with blindness.
For this event, we had a speaker and a trained Seeing Eye dog visit our New Jersey offices. The presenters spoke to us about their services and how the dogs are trained, raised and most impressively, matched with a blind person.
We also held a fundraiser and raised over $1,200 in monetary donations along with other needed items like dog biscuits and dog food for their program.
We hope to continue to support The Seeing Eye and all the fantastic work they are doing in the future.