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February 2017 Entry

Canine Companions for Independence

AL Campbell
Gaithersburg · MD
Overview
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Help is a 4 legged word! CCI is the largest provider of assistance dogs to children, veterans and adults with disabilities since 1975. These highly trained assistance dogs are provided at no cost, and are trained to be hearing dogs, service dogs, skilled Companions or facility dogs! Vote for us and give a dog a job! Learn more: www.cci.org

How will you use the $10k?

Each assistance dog from CCI is placed with a child, veteran or adult with a disability that helps them be more independent. All CCI dogs are provided at no cost to the person with a disability but it costs $50,000 to raise and place a puppy! We hope to bring more assistance dogs to the Northeast Region and increase awareness of the importance of assistance dogs! HELP is a four-legged word! Help us give a dog a job!

What impact do you hope to make?

Those who receive assistance dogs are able to live more independently since assistance dogs are highly trained to help with a variety of tasks like opening doors, taking off shoes, turning on lights, being "ears" to those who can't hear and more! Some kids say, I'm now known as the kid with the dog, not the kid in a wheelchair. CCI assistance dogs change lives, making it possible for people to work, perform activities of daily life and to have Independence!

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Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence

We would have KIND as a named supporter for DogFest 2017! KIND would be a great partner for DogFest Walk N Roll DC (Capital Chapter). 100% of the $10,000 will go towards providing an assistance dog to the local Capital Chapter (DC/MD/VA) and help raise awareness of disabilities. Won't you help us give a dog a job?

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