|March 2015||Volume 15 Issue 3|
IT'S CHARITY WALK TIME:
PUT YOUR BEST SLIPPAH FORWARD!
If you would like to join our team and participate in this fun event, please call our office for more information at 298-0167. This year's event takes place on Saturday, May 9th at the War Memorial Soccer Field. All donations to Assistance Dogs of Hawaii will be matched up to 100% by the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association. At the end of the walk, walkers will be treated to great food and beverages, health screenings, amazing entertainment and fabulous door prizes to be given throughout the event. For more information about the Charity Walk, please click here.
PUPPY PIN-UP: RANGER
Ranger just celebrated his five month birthday! He is very loving, eager to please and already enjoys retrieving. He is wonderful with children and especially loves sharing stories with children at our READ Program. He enjoys field trips to the park, the beach, and Starbucks! Recently, he went to the mall where he learned to touch push plates to open doors. He has almost finished his Kindergarten Puppy Training and will soon be moving on to Basic Training, where he will learn more skills and how to work with wheelchairs. He is a star pupil and has a bright future as an Assistance Dog!
"Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life, it is about what you inspire others to do."
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides children and adults with disabilities professionally trained dogs that will increase their independence and enhance the quality of their lives. We are committed to serving people in Hawaii with special needs through Community Outreach Programs and developing the potential dogs have to assist people in need through our Research Programs. Assistance Dogs and lifetime follow-up support are provided free of charge.
"HOPE" BRINGS HOPE TO CHILDREN IN NEED...
Congratulations to our newest graduates, Hospital Facility Dog Hope and Sandy Westfall! Hope has found her calling and is now working full time helping children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. They specialize in oncology and some children from Hawaii go there for specialized treatment. Each day Hope lives up to her name as she brings comfort, joy and hope to those who need it the most.
The student news network, HIKI NO, and Maui Now recently featured Seabury Hall senior Kate Peterson, highlighting Kate's volunteer work with Assistance Dogs of Hawaii.
Kate has volunteered at Assistance Dogs of Hawaii since she was 10 years old. We appreciate Kate's dedication to helping others, strong work ethic, and positive attitude. She will be missed by all of of our staff, volunteers, and puppies in training when she leaves for college!
If you would like to read the Maui Now article about Kate and her volunteer work with ADH, please click here.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: KALIMA O MAUI
We love partnering with other agencies on Maui that serve people in our community with special needs. We recently enjoyed a visit from Kalima O Maui, an organization that has been helping adults with disabilities find meaningful employment since 1955. Participants enjoyed watching a training demonstration and learned how to groom dogs. Jake, pictured above, especially loved making new friends!