MORRISTOWN — The Seeing Eye 4th Annual Online Auction will open at 9 a.m. on April 23 and close at 10 p.m. on May 2. Visit www.SeeingEye.org/TalkingDogs to watch puppies from The Seeing Eye unpack some of the auction items and get a preview of what will be available.
All items in the auction catalog are donated by generous individuals and organizations, and all proceeds from the final sale price of each item go directly to support The Seeing Eye’s mission of enhancing the independence and dignity of people who are blind and visually impaired through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs.
Dinner with Betty White is one of several “one of a kind” experiences being offered in The Seeing Eye online auction. The actress has been a longtime supporter of The Seeing Eye, having starred in educational videos, radio public service announcements and contributing to The Seeing Eye Online Auction each year. To recognize her support for The Seeing Eye and her long-standing reputation as an animal lover, The Seeing Eye named a puppy after White for her 90th birthday in January. Betty the Seeing Eye® puppy is a black Labrador retriever who was born on October 2, 2011.
“I can’t think of a better person to share a meal with than Betty. We’re so thankful for her continued support of The Seeing Eye’s online auction,” said The Seeing Eye’s President & CEO Jim Kutsch. “The Seeing Eye puppy we named for Betty White’s 90th birthday, and in recognition of her lifelong love of animals, is living up to her name. Betty the puppy is friendly, outgoing and really enjoys meeting new people!”
Auction categories include getaways, designer items, gift baskets for dog lovers, sports tickets and memorabilia, entertainment packages and accessibility products. Pamper mom for Mother’s Day with products just for her (items will ship in time for the holiday). Some exciting auction items include getaways to New York, Boston, San Francisco and the Bahamas, a tour for two at The Seeing Eye’s breeding station, naming a Seeing Eye puppy, spending a day with a Seeing Eye trainer and a BrailleNote mPower 18 Braille Keyboard with Sendero GPS. Visit www.BiddingForGood.com/SeeingEye for more information about the auction.
Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye® dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a philanthropy supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.
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