At the Israel Guide Dog Center, we are blessed to have wonderful friends who love our clients and dogs and the work we do every day on their behalf.
This year, we were incredibly blessed that Lyla Borins, a Bat Mitzvah girl from Toronto, undertook a special project with us in mind. Lyla wrote and illustrated a beautiful book called Tracy & Me. She and her family worked with the Canadian Friends of the Israel Guide Dog Center and our staff in Israel to create a touching story of Sabrina, a young visually impaired girl and her special dog, Tracy.
“I decided to create a picture book to illustrate what having a guide dog looks like.” In the process, Lyla learned about guide dogs, how they are trained, and the unique partnership between a visually impaired person and their dog.
The family had the book printed and bound, creating a creative and innovative fundraiser for the IGDC. Tracy & Me is a terrific tool to help kids understand the bond between guide dogs and their blind or visually impaired handlers. The book was Lyla’s Bat Mitzvah project, and she has already raised $400 for us! She’s excited to visit our center in Israel and see our puppies, dogs, clients, and staff first-hand.
Lyla and her family have graciously made the book available to anyone who would like a copy for themselves. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Friends of the Israel Guide Dog Center, and books will be mailed to the donor.
To make a donation and receive a copy of the book, click here.