LT. GOVERNOR VISITS THE SEEING EYE IN MORRISTOWN
Morris News Bee
December 19, 2012
MORRISTOWN Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno on Friday visited Morristown-based The Seeing Eye, which helps blind and visually impaired individuals gain independence and mobility by using trained dogs.
The Seeing Eye teaches up to 288 people a year to use and benefit from a trained Seeing Eye dog. The 83-year old school, the oldest of its kind in the world, has 155 employees and more than 700 active volunteers. Its mission is to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of the blind through the use of trained dogs.
“The Seeing Eye is a unique New Jersey institution,” said Guadagno. “For more than more 80 years, The Seeing Eye has helped thousands overcome visual impairments to become mobile and live independently. Thanks to The Seeing Eye, individuals with visual disabilities are able to attend school, have good and well-paying jobs and live productive and meaningful lives. We are especially proud that this organization calls New Jersey home.”