Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Orvis Teams with Betty White to Fight Canine Cancer

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Betty White loves dogs as much as she loves a good laugh – and her new video, is a funny, but ultimately important video to help raise money annually for the Morris Animal Foundation’s cancer research campaign. The Emmy Award-winning comedian truly brings on the laughs as she attempts to get her co-star, Buck the pooch, on the cover of the Orvis catalog.

The Orvis Company is committed to improving the health of dogs, and through the Orvis Cover Dog Photo Contest and direct donations, Orvis and its customers have raised over $500,000 so far in support of the Morris Animal Foundation in their fight against this terrible disease.

The Cover Dog Photo contest is now open, and photographs can be submitted through March 2012.

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To join in the fight against canine cancer, send your check to Morris Animal Foundation, c/o The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250.

Seeing Eye Hosts 3rd Annual Online Charity Auction April 29 to May 12

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Special Mother’s Day Category Will Close May 4

The Seeing Eye’s Third Annual Online Auction will open at 9 a.m. on April 29. All items in the auction catalog – including trips, sports tickets, and unique experiences at The Seeing Eye – are donated by generous individuals and organizations, and all proceeds from the final sale price of each item directly support Seeing Eye® programs. The online auction will take place at The auction will close at 10 p.m. on May 12.

“For more than 80 years, The Seeing Eye has worked hard to empower people who are blind and visually impaired by providing guide dogs that greatly enhance their mobility and independence,” said President & CEO Jim Kutsch. “The online auction has become a popular event and we are pleased to once again offer the public a chance to bid on a wide variety of items while supporting an organization whose mission impacts people across the United States and Canada.”

Some exciting auction items include a three-night stay at Atlantis in the Bahamas, tickets for four to attend a taping of TV Land’s hit sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” and a meet and greet with star Betty White, HumanWare’s Voice Note mPower, a limited edition Madison handbag by Coach, New York Yankees tickets, and unique Seeing Eye experiences such as a tour for two at The Seeing Eye’s breeding station, the opportunity to name a Seeing Eye puppy, and a day with a Seeing Eye trainer.

Other auction categories include weekend getaways, jewelry, items for dog lovers, sports memorabilia, and accessibility products. In addition, a new category will be dedicated to gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day. The Mother’s Day category will close on May 4 to allow time for shipping before the holiday.

Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye® dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a philanthropy supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.

The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morristown, N.J. If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at, call (973) 539-4425, or email