German Language School of Morris County Martina Molner President with students Annabel & Laura stand with Ms. Beate Amos of I See For You Puppy Club, Passaic County and her Seeing Eye puppy Nonnie. The school raised $200 from the sale of Christmas Advent Calendars for The Seeing Eye in Morristown to support their guide dog training program. Credits: German School of Morris County
German Language School of Morris County Students Raise Funds for The Seeing Eye
Friday, March 22, 2013 • 12:32pm
In lieu of just sharing their treats this past holiday season, the 150 students at the non-profit German Language of Morris County (http://www.glsmc.org) sold traditional German advent calendars to family and friends and shared a portion of the funds with The Seeing Eye in Morristown, which breeds, raises and trains guide dogs to help the visually impaired remain independent. The students presented a $200.00 check to Ms. Beate Amos, a puppy raiser for The Seeing Eye during the School’s annual Open House Book & Bake sale.
“In addition to working together every week to learn German our tight-knit community hosts a variety of cultural activities such as singing at the annual Christmas Market in Sparta and selling Advent Calendars,” said Principal Michaela Greco. “When Beate told us about raising Nonnie and the important work of The Seeing Eye here in Morristown, we immediately asked the students if they wanted to help this organization and they wholeheartedly agreed.”
Just as the German Language School instills independence and self- confidence through language learning, The Seeing Eye (www.seeingeye.org) helps blind and visually impaired people maintain their dignity and independence with the support of trained guide dogs. The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs, and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.
About the German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC)
The GLSMC develops students’ communicative proficiency in the German language and increases academic excellence. The non-profit introduces students to the cultural heritage of German-speaking countries, their modern achievements and their contributions to the US and offers an experience that helps increase Weltoffenheit. Visit us online at www.glsmc.org for more information about open enrollment and to register for our infant to pre-K, K-12 and adult language classes.
About The Seeing Eye
The Seeing Eye is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs. The Seeing Eye’s vision is to be recognized for sustained excellence and continuous improvement as the best guide dog school to attend and to support, as a donor, volunteer, puppy raiser, or employee. For more information, please visit: www.seeingeye.org.