Portland, OR. Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) raised nearly $300,000 at Pinot & Pups, a special benefit at the Portland Art Museum. More than 350 GDB supporters and guide dog users gathered for the fundraiser on May 12th. Haley Pritchard smiled for a photo with a guide dog in training at the party. Guide Dogs for the Blind pairs dogs with people experiencing visual impairments and blindness; it provides services free of charge and receives no government funding.
The event featured local fine wine and beer tastings, people (and dogs) dressed to the nines, a silent auction, a live auction and inspiring stories on the real impact a guide dog has from active guide dog users.
Featuring one story from an active guide dog user and her adult son, who became a trainer for GDB after seeing how much of a positive impact the organization had on his mother’s life.
All proceeds from the event benefited Guide Dogs for the Blind.