Welcome to Dixie Land Guide Dog Users Online!

We Dixie Land Guide Dog Users are the South Carolina affiliate of Guide Dog Users, Inc. Scroll down to learn more about us and find out how you, too, can join the team!

Contact the Dixie Land Guide Team!

Contact the Dixie Land Guide Team!
Dixie Land GDU, Inc., 1608 Acacia St., Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 571-0737

We provide education for the sighted community and peer mentoring with advocacy for the blindness community (guide dog, cane and sighted guide users alike), while promoting one community at large.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Paws 2 Educate

Day Campers visit with Jessie off-harness

Together and individually, Dixie Land Guide Dog Users work to promote a positive image of the blindness community within the community at large as part of our “Paws 2 Educate” Initiative. Our recent presentations have included Charleston’s ASPCA Bark Camp, where our President Audrey is shown giving campers a little off-harness time with her guide, Jessie. This allows young people, especially, the opportunity to see the importance of the harness. Campers also learn why one must never pet or speak to a guide dog in harness.

Laurel brailling names of campers

Here, our Secretary/Treasurer Laurel Jean is shown brailing the names of day campers as our sighted friend Kevan-Ann Spangler, brings the photographer in focus. Kudos to our sighted volunteers!

Laurel teaches sighted guide to day campers

Laurel teaches day campers the proper way to serve as sighted guides. Campers learn to always ask if help is needed and never grab a blind person by the arm.

Laurel and Audrey speak with Delta Gamma Sorority

Recently, Audrey and Laurel were also blessed to address the Delta Gamma Sorority of the College of Charleston, whose philanthropic focus serves the blindness community locally and beyond.

Special thanks to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, whose support helps keep our “Paws 2 Educate” Initiative going and growing!
 

No comments:

Post a Comment

About Us

My photo
Charleston, SC, United States
Dixie Land Guide Dog Users is the South Carolina Affiliate of Guide Dog Users, Inc., the largest guide dog-related organization In the United States.