We support the Charity of the Year 2019 – which is the Foundation Swiss School for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Allschwil. This Foundation was elected by the Credit Suisse employee in Switzerland at the beginning of the year.READ MORE
Problem We Are Trying to Solve
The school for guide dogs in Allschwil has been breeding Labrador retrievers since 1972, which they train to become guide dogs for the blind, assistance dogs, and autism service dogs. The dogs are carefully introduced into the lives of the disabled clients and the teams are provided with lifelong assistance. In addition, the school's social dog teams have been undertaking voluntary assignments for many years. The school for guide dogs aims to help as many people as possible to achieve greater mobility, independence, and quality of life with a well-trained dog.
Important to say: The clients receive the dog free of charge. The costs are partly borne by the Federal Disability Insurance (eidgenössischen Invalidenversicherung – IV). The rest will be covered by various donations (fundraising activity, inheritances and legates).
How We Are Going To Do It
In this particular case the funds will be in favor of the puppies. The cost per per puppy are 5000.00 Swiss Francs.
Puppies spend the first ten weeks of their life in our school under the watchful eyes of experienced carers.
The loving attention lavished on our puppies by the kennel staff combined with indoor and outdoor facilities tailor-made to their needs ensure their optimum development. Our puppy park and spacious runs contain educational toys specially designed for every puppy age group. All this equipment serves an educational purpose and helps to prepare puppies for their future training.
A visually impaired person who, thanks to his dog, is more mobile and independent, thus gaining a better quality of life.
Long Term Impact
Thanks to financial support, the foundation can help people with disabilities to become more independent and have a better quality of life.
What We Need To Do
Each participant should pledge to fundraise for the Credit Suisse charity of the year in their office.