Get your company involved with Irish Guide Dogs!Help us to give Independence and Mobility to more people across Ireland. We work with many different companies that have a strong commitment to give something back to society and to improve the health and well-being of their workforce. Check out some of the many companies we work with here.
Why work with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind?
- Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is an established and trusted charity that supports more than 350 working Guide and Assistance Dog partnerships nationally.
- We provide a unique life-changing service to people who are visually impaired and to families who have children with autism.
- There is a huge demand for Irish Guide Dogs' services. We have a waiting list of up to three years for some of our services.
- We continue to provide our services for free to ensure no one is excluded due to lack of income.
- It costs more than €4.4 million to run the organisation per year. One Guide or Assistance Dog costs €38,000. Some 80% of our income comes from fundraising and donations.
How your company can help:
- Corporate donations - puppy sponsorships. Click here for more information
- Staff support - organise a coffee morning, non-uniform day or something totally different. We can provide dogs to do staff visits for medium-to-large scale events
- Payroll giving
Contact our Corporate Manager Rose Phelan to discuss how your company can get involved with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind on 021 4878236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dell marketing team recently spent a half day at Irish Guide Dogs and one of the activities was a blindfolded guided tour through the facility and grounds. Here's their feedback from the day.
"It was a fantastic learning experience and lots of fun too. Our instructor was excellent, extremely knowledgeable, very bubbly and very approachable.
"Before we started the tour she gave us a short briefing on what to expect and what the best practices are for guiding someone with limited or no sight. She walked us through the training process which people go through from cane training to Guide Dog training. She also gave us a tour of the kitchen and explained some of the techniques to enable people to cook and self-cater with limited sight. It was amazing how much we learned and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience."
Staff at Dell throw a 1st birthday party for puppy Dell