Charity of the Year

leader_dogsLeader Dogs for the Blind believes that everyone deserves a life of independence and mobility. Services are provided free of charge to our clients, including travel in the U.S. and Canada, room and board, equipment and training. This means that no one is excluded from living their most fulfilling life due to lack of funds.

The program is 100% philanthropically funded by individual donors, Lions clubs, corporate partners and foundations and provides over one million days of independence each year.

Programs are designed to provide clients with the tools and training to reintroduce them to a life of confidence, safety and independence. Through a full-range of services — Guide Dog Training, Accelerated Orientation & Mobility Training and Summer Experience Camp — the organization meets the mobility needs of its clients at every stage of their lives.

Leader Dogs for the Blind: Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission is empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.
Our Vision is that every person travels safely and independently.
Our actions are guided, supported and measured by our Values:

  • Do what is right
  • Show compassion and respect
  • Demonstrate passion for the work
  • Deliver a super experience
  • Work as a team
  • Seek innovation
  • Practice safety 


For More Information 

To learn more about our 2018-19 Charity of the Year and make a donation, click here. MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership looks forward to working with this incredible charity to ensure strong service leadership is constantly on the forefront of our objectives.