Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Will You Walk With Us?

As soon as SSD Jasmine walks into the classroom, she trots over to a boy who is crying. She licks his face, makes him laugh and helps him continue his day with a smile.

Jasmine works as a facility dog for students with disabilities in an elementary school. "Jasmine's presence in the classroom has made a huge difference," says Gina, a school social worker and Jasmine's handler. "Students pay attention to their comments and behaviors, and their confidence when they're walking with her is incredible!"

You can help us raise and train more dogs like SSD Jasmine to change the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Susquehanna Service Dogs is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on May 14 on City Island in Harrisburg, PA.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 - the actual cost of raising and training one service dog. With your support, we will reach our goal!

How Can You Help?

Register for the Walk and start raising money! It's easy to sign up. Just use the online form. Then ask your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Or you can become a virtual walker! If you already have plans for May 14, you can still support us! Make an online donation and then treat yourself to a nice walk in your community when you have time.

SSD is entirely funded by donations from people like you. Your financial support is the reason we are able to raise and train service dogs like SSD Jasmine to change lives.

We hope you'll join us for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!