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RBraglia

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Review for Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., Cassville, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

THIS IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND A PLACE WHERE YOUR DONATION CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFERENCE.
I am a very skeptical and cynical New Yorker and have been very disappointed when I learned more about many well known and not so well known nonprofits. Freedom Guide Dogs, on the other hand, is a place where your money truly helps those in need.
We are not personal friends but I have met Eric Loori, who founded and runs this organization and can tell you he is a man with few needs in life other than helping others. He lives a modest life dedicated to his cause. As an example, when he has come to New York on official business, he searches for the most economical accommodations available and if someone's couch is available, he will take it. Your hard earned donations are NOT spent at The Four Seasons, as I suspect they are with many larger organizations.
Small size is another factor. As you can see by the filing, this is a real "mom and pop" sized organization. YOUR money can really make an impact.
Mr. Loori is a remarkable man. Once I saw him speak about solving the problem, engineering wise, of building the guide apparatus for a man who was not only blind but physically disabled as well. I don't know that I have even seen anyone happier than he was at that moment.
Please note, I am a donor but NOT AFFILIATED with this nonprofit in any other way.
Robert Braglia
New York City

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor