An important aspect of our “Day of Service and Learning” is the learning aspect. For most of the nearly three dozen activities, students learn about the organizations as they are volunteering and working with their classmates. For some of the activities, however, there is purely a learning aspect. Such was the case with a new activity held during our 8th Annual Day of Service and Learning: The Guide Dog Foundation.
The Guide Dog Foundation mission is as follows:
To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs…[we] provide guide dogs and training – free of charge – to people who are blind or visually impaired.
This organization was brought to our attention by LJ Cafarelli, a member of the Class of 2018. LJ and his family have worked with the GDF for several years as trainers of future guide dogs. In suggesting the GDF as a partner for our Day of Service, LJ was hoping to share his enthusiasm for its work with other students. Without a doubt, his mission was accomplished! Thanks to Jim Abdale, Barbara Klein and Jen Segrave for leading this enjoyable activity!