Good Sam Club donates $191,036 to Dogs for the Deaf Dogs for the Deaf celebrated its 35th anniversary with great fanfare last year. To mark the milestone, the Good Sam Club contributed a generous $191,036 in 2012, including donations from individual members, regional chapters and the club itself. Thanking Good Sam Club for its many [...]
Thirty-three years ago, the Good Sam Club lent its support to a fledgling nonprofit known as Dogs for the Deaf. Today, Dogs for the Deaf is recognized as North America’s oldest and largest Hearing Dog institution, providing trained dogs to people with a variety of challenges, from hearing loss to autism. Over the years, the Good Sam Club has played a big part in the success of Dogs for the Deaf, now celebrating its 35th year.
Dogs for the Deaf placed its first Program Assistance Dog with Janet Voorhies, a special education teacher in the Grizzly Peak Program at Ashland Middle School in Ashland, Oregon. Janet currently teaches nine children with special needs, but class size and the needs of the children can change from year to year. Nelson, a two-year-old [...]
Recently, Oregon’s Trail Dusters Good Sam chapter sponsored the placement of a companion dog named Cinci with a 79-year-old Crescent City, California, woman who lives on her own and has difficulty walking. Cinci is what’s known as a Miracle Mutt, a dog that has been rescued from a shelter and trained to give companionship, motivation [...]
Do you know: a family with an autistic child? a professional (counselor, physician, therapist, courtroom advocate) who works with patients/clients with autism, stroke, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, or other challenges or disabilities? someone with significant hearing loss? someone who has depression, anxiety/panic attacks, severe arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the effects of a [...]