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Thank you for helping to make 2019 PAWsome!
It really has been an historic year.
We are entering an exciting new era for Guide Dogs Victoria. We are ready to start the major redevelopment of our campus at Kew! Not only will we be building the first fully accessible sensory campus in the world, we are creating a sustainable future for GDV. This will enable us to meet the growing demand for our support and deliver the quality of services our Clients deserve.
Our Clients are at the heart of everything we do. This commitment was reflected in a 17 per cent growth in Client programs last year. In total, our amazing staff delivered nearly 21,000 hours of services – a 13 per cent increase on the previous financial year.
We helped more people in more places, opening the doors to a dedicated service centre in Bendigo as well as a new and improved location in Geelong. In all, we positively influenced more than 9,000 people!
We also welcomed 155 gorgeous puppies into the world in the Edwards Nursery and celebrated the graduation of 77 dogs, who are fulfilling their purpose by supporting people across all walks of life.
We couldn’t do any of this without you! It’s the amazing supPAWt of our loyal base of donors and supporters who make these programs and achievements possible.
After such a busy year, it’s time for a short break. The Guide Dogs Victoria offices will close at 3pm on Friday, December 20, and re-open at 9am on Monday, January 6.
The Guide Dogs Victoria Shop will be closed from Wednesday, December 11, and re-open on January 28, 2020. If you place an order during this time, your credit card will automatically be charged at the time of your order. However, the order will not be processed until the week of January 28, 2020. Please note orders need to be placed by Wednesday, December 11, 2019, to ensure delivery of goods by Christmas. Thank you for shopping with us!
If you require support or services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as soon as we can after the break.
For any queries for our Nursery or Kennel staff you can call 9854 4413. Puppy Raisers – please use the contact details provided to you for use over the holiday period, or alternatively contact your Puppy Advisor.
We wish you a safe and happy festive season and we look forward to continuing our journey together in 2020.