Giving Month – Canine Companions for Independence
We invite you to join TEAM PRAVA as we support Canine Companions for Independence during our Giving Month of August. Our CFO, Denise Maiorano Torrez, is our charity champion this month!
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities. They have provided over 5,000 highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. They provide their dogs and support services free of charge to recipients.
Canine Companions trains four types of assistance dogs:
• Service Dogs – assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks.
• Hearing Dogs – alert the deaf and hard of hearing to important sounds.
• Skilled Companions – enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
• Facility Dogs – work with a professional in a visitation, education or healthcare setting.
We will be collecting the items listed here. The donations we are collecting provide food, shelter, medical care for the assistance dogs in their program.
Items can be dropped off at PRAVA offices through August and/or at our August 15th “Yappy Hour: Puppies & Pints” Social.
For more information, or partnering opportunities, please contact the organizer below.